European Research Council President Resigns
European Research Council President Resigns
Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.
European Research Council President Resigns
European Research Council President Resigns

Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.

Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.

European Commission
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Diana Kwon | Dec 19, 2018
A funder-driven push for freely accessible scholarly literature has divided the scientific community.
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2018
Nearly three dozen Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners sign a letter to the UK Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
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
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
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
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
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
E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup
Bob Grant | May 23, 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
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
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
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
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.
Scientists Decry Axing EU Head Scientist Post
Scientists Decry Axing EU Head Scientist Post
Bob Grant | Nov 17, 2014
Researchers in Europe are universally dismayed over the decision to eliminate the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor role.
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.
E.U. Pushes Forward With GM Corn
E.U. Pushes Forward With GM Corn
Bob Grant | Feb 13, 2014
The European Commission is set to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize despite opposition from member nations.
Opinion: Science in a Small European Country
Opinion: Science in a Small European Country
Lubomír Tomáška and Jozef Nosek | Jan 27, 2014
Internationalization is needed to strengthen science in Slovakia.
Public View of Science in EU
Public View of Science in EU
Tracy Vence | Nov 18, 2013
A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.