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EU bodies battle over unspent research cash

Parliament wants to put unspent €836 million back into research, but member states disagree

The European Parliament is locked in a battle with the EU’s member states over the fate of hundreds of millions of euros of unspent research money

Parliament wants to plough back into research €836 million of this money in 2023. But standing in the way is a previous agreement with the Commission and member state ministers in the Council of the EU made in 2020 that says only up to €500m can be spent between 2021 and 2027.

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