Making researchers demonstrate their projects will not harm biodiversity or the environment only adds to bureaucratic overheads, say MEPs. They are threatening to take the Commission to court over the matter
No concrete funding is on the table yet, but working group of experts is drafting a joint proposal for future programmes and looking at how they can contribute to reinvigorating the European Research Area.
It may have R&D relationship woes with the EU, but Bern is boosting science diplomacy as part of a new foreign policy strategy, and is stepping in to help this fractious region get a shared research infrastructure off the drawing board
National funding scheme will help researchers in Swiss institutions carry on with European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects, as they wait for Bern and Brussels to thrash out an agreement on Horizon Europe participation
With its promise of emissions-free, abundant power, fusion energy could play a key role in reaching zero carbon targets. But critics say the technology won’t arrive in time and the money would be better invested elsewhere