Category Archives: Policy

EUROPEAN ELECTION RESULTS IMPLY GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR HORIZON EUROPE

The results of the recent European elections could potentially imply both good and bad news for the forthcoming Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. The question on many researchers and administrators’ lips is: Will it mean more or less money … Continue reading

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CALL FOR EXPERTS TO JOIN “MISSION BOARDS” FOR HORIZON EUROPE

The European Commission has launched a call for experts to join ‘Mission Boards’, which will advise the Commission for the identification and implementation of missions in the next EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. These missions will be high-ambition, … Continue reading

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HORIZON EUROPE PASSES ANOTHER HURDLE

MEPs have voted in favour of Horizon Europe and the space and digital programmes at their last meeting before the May elections, although important details, and in particular their budgets,  are still to be approved. The European Commission has proposed … Continue reading

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MEPs VOTE IN FAVOUR OF LOAN GUARANTEES FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION

As the European Parliament entered its last session before the European elections in May, MEPs approved a provisional deal with the EU Council on InvestEU, under which the EU plans to guarantee €38 billion of loans and equity, including €11.25 … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION POISED TO BECOME NEXT TECH INVESTOR

The European Commission is planning to make available a budget of €300 million for the European Innovation Council pilot to help it start investing in small businesses. Commission sources said they hope to have the investment vehicle up and running … Continue reading

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EU LOSES €60 BILLION ANNUALLY TO COUNTERFEITS

According to a joint report by Europe’s intellectual property office and the OECD released this month, 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeit and pirated goods. This represents an annual loss for the European economy of €60 billion. The European Union … Continue reading

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AGREEMENT STRUCK ON CONTROVERSIAL COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE

The future of online copyright is set to be transformed radically after representatives of the European Parliament and EU member states struck an agreement on the controversial Copyright Directive on 13 February, over two years after the measures were tabled … Continue reading

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