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Annual tussle over research funding should face the final curtain

Those working in Europe’s R&D sector were able to breathe a sigh of relief again this month, as EU institutions agreed not to implement a huge threatened cut to the annual budget of the bloc’s research and innovation programme.

As we report, national governments in the Council of the EU backed down from their push to cut €663 million from the €12.343 billion 2023 budget proposed for Horizon Europe by the European Commission.

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