MEPs give formal backing to Commission’s next big research programme – and want to spend more than the €94.1B already proposed. Several members states oppose that, setting scene for at least another year of wrangling
Research commercialisation body sees proposed funding cut in favour of R&D aid for eastern member states. ‘We don’t want the research programme to reflect Trump-like policies,’ says Christian Ehler, rapporteur, as door is left open to UK
Research and innovation in central Europe is held back by the emigration of scientists and engineers. Rather than framing policies around encouraging their permanent return, the EU should help universities establish brain networks, in which modern communications enable scientists in the diaspora to contribute to research at home.