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Habemus draft annual budget for 2021 proposed by President von der Leyen’s Commission, and a statement of estimates. As everything else in 2020, this draft budget reflects the unusual time it was prepared in. To recap from where we left it last time with the budget talks – back in May – the Commission proposed… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Have you heard the (sad) news? Last Tuesday 21st July, EU leaders agreed on the final Horizon Europe budget. But instead of being the foreseen €94.4 billions it got slashed down to €80.9 billions. This decision was made after an intense five-day marathon summit where EU leaders had to find a compromise. One of the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The latest debates on what the future of UK’s science and research will look like after the post-Brexit period has shown us that the EU’s prestigious Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (worth €80 billion) is playing an important role in fostering research excellence of the EU member states. While considering the possible UK-EU potential… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs