European Parliament gives green light for further Horizon Europe negotiations

Negotiations (trilogue) on Horizon Europe between Parliament, Council and Commission can start now the European Parliament has given its mandate. The Parliament voted to increase Horizon Europe research programme budget for 2021 to 2027, with a focus on SMEs, women and lower-performing EU countries. Both the proposal for the rules for participation and dissemination (Nica report) and the proposal for the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe ( Ehler report) were  approved by large majorities. Rapporteur Ehler called upon the Council to “[…] be as united and ambitious as us and that we can enter into interinstitutional negotiations and have a deal before the EU elections”. The trilogue on the specific programme of Horizon Europe will commence at a later date.

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