EU-LIFE strongly supports the position of the European Parliament against H2020 cuts and now urges the EU Commission to substantially amend the EFSI (European Fund for Strategic Investments) proposal to ensure full protection of the EU budget for research; and the support of Member States Governments to ensure this protection.
In particular, we call for the following measures:
1. Stop deviating funds from research. Science must be protected if Europe wants to be a leading economy. In particular:
a. It is not acceptable to deviate funds from the thoroughly negotiated and validated H2020 budget to beneficiate a yet unproven mechanism to…