New proposal outlines how Horizon Europe-funded research will move nascent technologies like floating solar farms to commercial reality, and improve the systems for transferring offshore electricity to onshore grids
The fate of the €4 billion top-up for Horizon Europe remains uncertain, as Hungary and Poland veto budget deal. Research lobbies continue fight to ringfence the additional money for ERC and Marie Curie grants
Pierre Larrouturou wants member states to agree new financial transaction tax that he says would raise €50B per annum to boost EU budgets for health, research and climate programmes that are essential to pandemic recovery
German MEPs Sven Simon and Christian Doleschal want the commission to come up with a plan to pay researchers whose Marie Curie projects were affected by the pandemic. In parallel, scientists are voicing their concern that a shortage in EU funding could force them to choose career paths in the US or China
Cutting the health budget from €10B to €2B will leave little money for Europe’s Beating Cancer plan, claim MEPs. But health commissioner Stella Kyriakides says funding will come from a range of sources
The pandemic is causing huge disruption to the EU’s flagship research programme. Which steps can Europe take to help its R&D communities navigate through the crisis? A new Science|Business report explores the options
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