‘Make or break’ time for EU budget, says former R&D chief

‘Make or break’ time for EU budget, says former R&D chief

Robert-Jan Smits warns that politicians’ credibility is at stake over the EU’s R&D budget Robert-Jan Smits, the former director-general of the European Commission’s research department, has warned it is “make or break” time for getting a deal on the EU’s 2021-27...
Growing risk of delay to start of Horizon Europe as talks drag on

Growing risk of delay to start of Horizon Europe as talks drag on

The European Parliament decried the EU Council’s “hardened stance” on top-ups for Horizon Europe and 14 other programmes, after negotiators failed once more to reach a deal on the EU’s multiannual budget. The negotiations took an unexpected turn on Wednesday, with the...
HORIZON BLOG: Research and innovation in the next EU budget

HORIZON BLOG: Research and innovation in the next EU budget

The European Commission is working on a new proposal for its 2021-2027 multiannual budget, which is to be paired with a recovery plan aimed at helping the EU come out of the looming recession set in motion by the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we gather the latest news...