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MEPs reaffirm commitment to Horizon 2020

The European Parliament’s research committee is getting ready to fight ministers for a higher Horizon 2020 budget after adopting a proposal for the research programme on 28 November.

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Itre) gave almost unanimous support to the six legislative proposals in the Parliament’s Horizon 2020 package. This demonstrates a “clear, strong and united position” for negotiations with the Council of Ministers, according to Spanish MEP Teresa Riera Madurell, one of the six Horizon 2020 rapporteurs.

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