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Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
European Commission Recommends €100 Billion for Research
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018
The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
Diana Kwon | Apr 27, 2018
The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.
European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2017
Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.
E.U. to Identify Endocrine Disrupters in Pesticides
Diana Kwon | Jul 6, 2017
The proposed criteria for seeking out the chemicals were criticized by a number of groups, including scientific societies and environmental advocates.
E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup
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.
EC Science Advisers Announced
Tracy Vence | Nov 10, 2015
The European Commission names seven scientists to top science policy–advising positions.
European Brain Project Extended
Bob Grant | Nov 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.
EC Gets Science Panel
Bob Grant | May 14, 2015
The European Commission unveils a plan to install a team of science advisors to guide policymakers.
Human Brain Project Reviewed
Bob Grant | Mar 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.