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    • New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      Researchers from across Europe will now have even more opportunities to use the Joint Research Centre's state-of-the-art facilities. After a first round of the open access initiative, in which nearly 100 eligible proposals were received from 92 research institutions, further laboratories of the Commission's in-house science and knowledge service are now available to external scientists.

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    • Boosting European innovation arena

      Boosting European innovation arena

      The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will have a budget of €3bn for the 2021-2027 programming period, which is an increase of €600m or 25% compared to the current one, according to the Commission's proposal tabled last Thursday. It aims to align the EIT with the next research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027) delivering on the Commission's commitment to further boost Europe's innovation potential.

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    • ЕC invests €11bn to solve societal challenges, boost jobs

      ЕC invests €11bn to solve societal challenges, boost jobs

      The European Commission announced on Tuesday how it plans to spend the last and biggest annual share of €11bn of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. In this final year the Commission will focus on fewer and crucial topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics, cybersecurity and the digital economy, supporting further the Commission's political priorities.

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    • New €100m EU fund to support clean energy investments

      New €100m EU fund to support clean energy investments

      A new €100m investment fund, dubbed Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), was established by the European Commission in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.          

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    • EU Parliament approves €160bn for science and tech programmes

      EU Parliament approves €160bn for science and tech programmes

      In their last meeting before the May 23-26 elections, EU Parliament lawmakers have taken a series of decisions on the bloc’s signature research programmes and gave the green light to Horizon Europe – research funding platform that includes space and digital programmes. The fund that was approved, however, are nearly €26bn less than what the European Parliament had said would be needed for the Horizon programme, which they priced at €120bn.

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    • Tuberculosis: Prevention is still needed

      Tuberculosis: Prevention is still needed

      On the World Tuberculosis Day taking place on Sunday 24 March, the European Commission aims to raise awareness about the burden and prevention of tuberculosis as well as to mobilise efforts in the fight against the disease. Although every hour, 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in Europe, overall, the decrease in tuberculosis cases observed in most countries is reassuring. Still, sustained efforts are needed to reach the 80% reduction target in the tuberculosis incidence rate in 2030 compared to 2015.

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    • MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

      MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

      During their session on 14 November, MEPs said how they want the common long-term budget to look like. With a vast majority, they backed the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework - the common EU money for the 2021-2027 period. Hastening for a timely start of the negotiations for the post-2020 budget, lawmakers now wait for the Council to disclose its position. 

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