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NEW EUROPEAN COMMISSION GIVEN GREEN LIGHT BY PARLIAMENT

The European Parliament gave the green light to Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners at its session in Strasbourg on 27 November with a comfortable 461 votes in favour, 151 against and 89 abstentions. The new 27-member Commission – … Continue reading

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ESA RECEIVES RECORD BUDGET INCREASE FOR NEXT 5-YEAR PERIOD

At a conference in Seville (E), the 22 member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed on 28 November to increase the agency’s funding over the next five years to €14.4 billion. The larger budget will go towards putting … Continue reading

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TROUBLE LOOMING FOR HORIZON EUROPE?

It is still early days and the new European Commission has still to be installed in Brussels, but behind-the-scenes work continues under Finland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.  Although … Continue reading

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MORE THAN 25% of EIC APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN EQUITY FINANCING

Spanish and Israeli start-ups have shown the strongest interest in a new EU pilot scheme in which the European Innovation Council (EIC) will make equity investments in young innovation-driven companies. More than a quarter of applications for the first round … Continue reading

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NEW COMMISSION 2019-2024 UNVEILED

At the beginning of September European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. Confirmed nominees will be grilled by Parliamentary committees starting in late September … Continue reading

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INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL WINS LANDMARK CONTRACT WITH EUIPO

TII member, INTRASOFT International, the global ICT company, has been awarded a major new contract with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) covering the provision of IT software development and maintenance services. The EUIPO is a decentralized agency of … Continue reading

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW HORIZON EUROPE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED

How should the next EU research and innovation programme be implemented, to ensure that it achieves its ambitious objectives? Where can it be simplified? How should the novel features of the new programme be dealt with? What should the legal … Continue reading

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