Despite some progress, EU legislators were again unable to strike a hoped-for deal on the EU’s next big research programme. More talks are scheduled for 19 March. The European Parliament and the EU Council may be running out of time to settle their differences over the Horizon Europe research programme before the May elections, after […]


With just 15 days left until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, and no consensus on how to do it, Parliament voted on Thursday to postpone the fast-approaching departure date. By the narrowest of margins, Prime Minister Theresa May beat back a power play by lawmakers who wanted to wrest control of the […]


The EU states have approved a new ‘Digital Europe’ funding programme, to run over the next budget period 2021-27. This will channel EU funds to projects in five areas considered crucial to Europe’s digital development: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society. The […]


The EU is stepping up its capacity to protect Europe against ever-increasing cyber threats by creating a new structure to pool and network its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development. The Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre will enhance the coordination of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity. It will also […]


Britain’s Parliament on Tuesday soundly defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the European Union, a 391 to 242 vote that is likely to delay Brexit and could derail it entirely. It is a devastating blow to Mrs. May that threatens her hold on power. The vote left the nation with no obvious way […]


Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation believes that science and innovation are vital for the future of Europe. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation has a number of important responsibilities. One is promoting the international excellence of the research and science in the European Union (EU), as well as strengthening research […]


“Everyone now wants to get it done,” said the Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May. But even if her plan were to be accepted, reversing a spectacular defeat in January, lawmakers would only be signing off on the easy part. Mrs. May’s deal has been called a “blind Brexit,” because, after two years of bickering, it […]


Today, on the 8th of March, is the International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women – while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality. From EFMC to all the women in the world – A Happy Women’s Day!


Today the European Commission has made the following statement: Europe needs more women in science. “Equality is a core value of the European Union, and a principle we will keep fighting for. Equality between women and men is no exception. Europe ranks among the safest and most equal places for girls and women in the […]


The European Parliament stepped up pressure for a preliminary deal on Horizon Europe, the European Union’s planned €94.1 billion research and innovation programme. A pair of MEPs handling the draft legislation said they presented the EU Council’s Romanian presidency with a raft of concessions and demands, in their latest negotiating session 7 March. They said […]