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EU has three options for filling its £8.5B Brexit funding hole
The UK’s contributions to the Euro club looks set to stop in the next few years, creating a problem for the long-term planning of the EU budget. German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel considers ways of addressing the practical headache
Who says the world is falling apart?
Science and technology remain our strongest hope to unite people, and keep the peace. Science|Business will do its small part to keep cross-border collaboration alive
We are not prepared to defend against the next big cyberattack in Europe
Lessons were not sufficiently drawn from the heavy hit on Estonia’s internet back in 2007, says EU cyber watchdog Udo Helmbrecht. Technical proficiency has improved, but the EU could not mount a coordinated response
UK plan to ratify single patent is a pragmatic approach
The UK is to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. That flies in the face of prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to be free of the EU Court of Justice - and hints at a ‘soft’ Brexit
Horizon 2020 needs to work for all EU countries
A just-launched university lobby group wants to find new ways to recognise excellent research across the whole of the EU
MEPs urge Juncker to bridge east-west pay gap in Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020-funded researchers in poorer countries of the EU are paid less than if they worked on projects funded by their national governments. Two Romanian MEPs have written to Jean-Claude Juncker to complain about this discrimination
EU research needs a sense of urgency in new Trump era
Researchers have a role in responding to the rise in populist support. Putting out the message about the value of the R&D it funds will help the EU to demonstrate its worth and relevance
Can the nightmare become a dream?
What Trump’s election could mean for science and technology – if we keep our heads
Countries need to dig deeper on patient outcomes data to improve healthcare systems
The head of the health division at the OECD, Francesca Colombo, says members are making poor use of health data. She is calling for a broader collection of personal health information, to reflect the outcomes that matter to patients
Find the Brexit cure for UK life sciences
Four months after the Brexit vote, the landscape is as uncertain for UK companies as on 24 June. The needs of life sciences must be understood and the sector given a bigger say in exit negotiations, says former health minister, Stephen Dorrell
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