Sweden’s experience in shifting the focus of EU-funded research from a thematic base to a defined, higher-impact approach could provide a template for mission-oriented research in Framework Programme 9. That would also open up FP9 to less-developed regions and third countries
Full membership is restored, but the Swiss are still counting the cost of being outside the EU research fold during the 2014 - 2016 immigration dispute. “If you’ve been there, you know how much it hurts,” says one scientist affected by the ban
French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed the creation of a European innovation body modelled on Darpa. Researchers at the Jacques Delors Institut in Berlin explore the agency’s potential structure and remit
Longstanding concern that central and eastern member states are not as successful in EU research as western peers needs greater attention, ministers say, warning that east-west split will harm negotiating hand in EU budget talks
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