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Spanish austerity's brain drain

4 August 2013 Last updated at 03:10 BST

Scientists in Spain claim the long-term future of the country is being sacrificed, because of what they call "short-sighted" austerity measures.

Research and development in Spain has been cut by around 40% in the past five years.

The Spanish government says the private sector needs to do more, but many scientists are simply leaving Spain and taking their work abroad.

Tom Burridge reports from Madrid.