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 a 14 March meeting failed to deliver a conclusive agreement.
There had been hopes of a deal in the fifth round of negotiations in Brussels on the morning of March 14th. But despite some progress, according to multiple sources, the two sides remained at odds over parliamentary proposals for wage subsidies to be paid to researchers in poorer member states, and over the best way to support start-ups through the European Innovation Council.