EU battles over research billions
Politicians will spend the next few months negotiating cuts to Horizon 2020’s budget12 September 2012
EU research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will be at the heart of negotiations over Horizon 2020’s budget.
Tens of billions of euros are at stake as negotiations ramp up to shape Europe’s next seven-year research programme. The discussions will cover familiar divisions over applied versus basic research and conflicting national agendas, but the continent’s ongoing financial problems will add an extra measure of anxiety.
The European Commission proposed the general size and shape of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in November 2011 (see Nature http://doi.org/dtvtbx; 2011). European Union (EU) member states and members of the European Parliament will negotiate and agree on the budget and final details of the programme, which will run from 2014 to 2020, over the next 15 months…
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