The EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger urges Member States to come to an agreement for the next European budget period, including Horizon Europe. The European Parliament and the European Commission still disagree on the exact amount dedicated to European research, while the Member States still did not take position on that. The last budget, 2014-2020, […]

Europe’s interest in ecology and sustainable energy production is long known and has been shown in a wide diversity of actions. One of them is the investment in bioeconomy. Already €4 billion have been spent in it through H2020 Framework Programme, and could rise up to €10 billion in the next few years. Read More […]

The objective of Europe’s Framework Programme was to invest 3% of its GDP into Research & Development. It only reached 2.03% so far, behind China (2.11%) and far behind the USA (2.66%). The gap is even more noticeable if we look at the annual budget of the different space agencies: the Chinese National Space Administration’s […]

The European Parliament voted to assign a budget of €4.1 billion to the military research during Horizon Europe (2021-2027). With around €500 million a year, the military research spending would be multiplied by more than ten. This project is however very controversial, peace organisations protesting against the spending in the military research, while others point […]

The European Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger proposed to add €100 million for research and students mobility to the 2019 budget. If this proposal gets the agreement of the European Parliament and the Council, €80 million will go to climate-related research through the H2020 Framework programme. The European Commission wants to use this money as well […]

The Italian nanobiologist Mauro Ferrari will replace Jean-Pierre Bourguignon at the head of the European Research Council. He will officially become the new president in January 2020. Mauro Ferrari is currently working in the United States in the research against cancer. His multidisciplinary background will be a great benefit for the European Research. Read more […]

The European Commission presented a diagram showing the collaboration between the different H2020 partners. It is interesting to note that most of the 13 “newer” EU-Members and most of the partners mainly work with only one of the “older” EU-Members, mainly Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. On another hand, Norway and Switzerland have […]

A new microscope was developed by European scientists which will allow to show 3D images of very fast biological processes, such as the blood moving through the heart chambers, and the process within neuronal cells. Blood moving through a Japanese rice fish heart was successfully recorded by the team of researchers (picture). It may prove […]

A new study from Material Economics states that zero-emission EU industry is “within reach”, but costly. Heavy industry such as cement, chemicals and steel still rely a lot on fossil fuels, and moving to a zero-emission system would need high investments. However, the mentalities have change, and EU industry in general seems to be more […]

The EU Research commissioner Carlos Moedas wants a “mission on cancer” during the next Framework Programme, Horizon Europe. We estimate that there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year in Europe in 10 years, and it already kills nearly 2 million European every year. It is still unclear how much budget this […]

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