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UK seeks ‘ambitious’ deal with EU on science

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The UK government has called on the European Union to hold a “full and open discussion” on the terms of Britain's participation in EU research after Brexit.

In a long-trailed paper published on 6 September, the UK’s Brexit department said it wanted to secure an “ambitious” agreement on science and innovation with the EU, which should be sufficiently broad in scope to accommodate new areas of research.

The deal should cover continued participation in a number of agencies, including the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), Horizon 2020 and its successors, the Galileo navigation system and the Copernicus Earth observation programme, the paper said.

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