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The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.

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EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids

By Diana Kwon | April 27, 2018

The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.

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European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | November 20, 2017

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.

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The proposed criteria for seeking out the chemicals were criticized by a number of groups, including scientific societies and environmental advocates.

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E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup

By Bob Grant | May 24, 2016

Newly published research on the key ingredient in the Monsanto-made weed killer is holding up lawmakers’ decisions on whether to continue to allow its sale in Europe.

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EC Science Advisers Announced

By Tracy Vence | November 10, 2015

The European Commission names seven scientists to top science policy–advising positions. 

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European Brain Project Extended

By Bob Grant | November 3, 2015

The European Commission has agreed to add three years of funding to the Human Brain Project, which has had its detractors since launching in 2013.

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EC Gets Science Panel

By Bob Grant | May 14, 2015

The European Commission unveils a plan to install a team of science advisors to guide policymakers.

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Human Brain Project Reviewed

By Bob Grant | March 10, 2015

After weathering serious criticism last year, the European Commission–backed effort to map the brain’s neural connections must reform or die, a review panel says.

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Scientists Decry Axing EU Head Scientist Post

By Bob Grant | November 17, 2014

Researchers in Europe are universally dismayed over the decision to eliminate the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor role.

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