Jul 23, 2020

EU leaders slash science spending in €1.8 trillion deal

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Following a marathon EU summit in Brussels, national leaders this morning agreed to a €1.8 trillion, 7-year budget and pandemic recovery fund that will spend €81 billion on Horizon Europe, the main EU research program. That’s far less than what researchers had hoped for—and €13.5 billion less than a proposal 2 months ago from the European Commission, the EU executive arm.

An €81 billion budget for Horizon Europe disappoints researchers.

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