In its proposal for the 2021-2027 MFF, the EU Commission shoots for a big rise in funding for research and innovation. So far, the proposal has met with little resistance from the member states, as countries that would benefit most from research funding are among the traditional net contributors. Will the negotiations on the budget for “Horizon Europe” be as smooth as they seem, considering Brexit and conflicting priorities among the member states? In their article on Science Business Pola Schneemelcher and Philipp Ständer, researchers at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, present an overview on the stakeholders‘ positions and why optimism could be premature.
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