The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

UK government considers withdrawing from EU science and research programmes 

The government is considering withdrawing from EU science and research
programmes worth £77 billion because of deteriorating relations with
Brussels. Ministers are working on alternatives to Horizon Europe, the
EU’s research funding scheme, Copernicus, its satellite system, and
Euratom, its atomic energy treaty.

Withdrawing would pull up to £15
billion in funding from Brussels and deny British researchers the
opportunity to participate in its programmes. A government paper circulated
to a Brexit cabinet sub-committee last week and leaked to The Sunday
Telegraph suggests that the government is considering pulling out of the
schemes if relations with Brussels deteriorate further. The UK is to pay
£2.1 billion annually to the Horizon programme to maintain access for
British scientists and researchers to pan-European projects and funding. It
has also secured access to the Copernicus Earth observation programme,
important to the UK space sector, and has also agreed to continue its
involvement in the Euratom nuclear research programme.

 Times 8th Nov 2021

November 9, 2021 - Posted by | politics international, UK

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: