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As the EU celebrates reaching 60, research seen as central to its future
EU leaders stressed the importance of technology and innovation in a birthday declaration signed in Rome. Now there is optimistic talk of €100B for the next Framework programme, but Brexit could be a dampener
On its 60th anniversary, the EU celebrates with a “Digital Day”

Ministers meeting in Rome today will sign declarations to put the EU at the forefront of global high-performance computing, to carry...

Call for European Research Council budget to double to €4B per annum
Amid the 10th birthday celebrations, ERC president Jean-Pierre Bourguignon set down a marker for the future, suggesting the annual budget should rise to €4 billion over the next ten years.
Bidding war for European Medicines Agency intensifies as Article 50 trigger looms
The competition among cities vying to replace London as home of the drug regulator is hotting up. A decision on the new location could be announced before June
EU Research Commissioner sees ‘opportunities’ after Trump science cuts
‘This is the moment that if I was an investor I would double my bet on Europe,’ says Moedas, on the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council
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Horizon 2020’s continued funding of big companies should be questioned

Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, MEP, will challenge the European Commission to better justify the money it awards to industry for research projects in an opinion to be delivered to the Parliament on Thursday.

‘Know-Nothing’ Trump cuts science funding – and opens a door for Europe

Budget cuts proposed in Washington ignore what we know about the value of science. To support science everywhere, join us April 22 on the streets, at Science March Brussels

Alaska is a case study on the perils of ignoring global warming

Climate change is happening, as Alaska vividly demonstrates. Now is time to prepare, says US ecologist Richard Boone, offering the Netherlands as one role model

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Horizon 2020’s continued funding of big companies should be questioned
Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, MEP, will challenge the European Commission to better justify the money it awards to industry for research projects in an opinion to be delivered to the Parliament on Thursday.
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New momentum for the European Research Area

The European University Association calls upon the EU to provide new momentum, dynamism and equity to knowledge societies in Europe and beyond

King's College partner in new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute

The institute is part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy to maintain the UK’s global leadership in science, innovation and research

Science publishers partner with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review

Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley have agreed on a protocol that enables peer review data sharing in a journal sample.

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In October 2016, the Science|Network of universities, companies and innovation organisations gathered in Brussels to debate the future of EU R&D programmes. The result: A profusion of ideas, recommendations and warnings for the future of EU research and innovation.
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