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€1.1 billion to support Danish carbon capture and storage

Under EU State Aid rules, the European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion grant to support the Danish roll-out of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.
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Magnet manufacturing to help reduce Europe’s rare earth element reliance

A new approach to high-performance magnet manufacturing may help Europe on its transition towards net-zero carbon so that it is less dependent on rare earth elements.
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EU and New Zealand conclude Horizon Europe association talks

December 2022 saw negotiations finally and successfully concluded between the EU and New Zealand concerning Horizon Europe association.
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Delivering better health with the EU Global Health Strategy

Sandra Gallina, Director General at Directorate-General Sante (DG SANTE), European Commission, explains how the new EU Global Health Strategy steps up the EU’s role to deliver better health.

Education and training: Building our common future on solid bases

Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, looks at education and training to improve education inclusivity across Europe.

UK-Swiss science deal likely as both lose access to Horizon Europe

As the UK and Switzerland continue to be blocked from the Horizon Europe scheme, a UK-Swiss science deal seems likely.
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The EU’s role in global cooperation for public health

The Covid-19 pandemic and emerging threats such as Monkeypox have demonstrated the need for global cooperation on public health.
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What does the future hold for a UK and Horizon Europe partnership?

Following Brexit, the UK’s association with Horizon Europe has continually been contested and debated. What are the possibilities for a lasting UK and Horizon Europe partnership?

Making European consumers a lever for the green transition

Thierry Libaert from the European Economic and Social Committee states the case for making European consumers a lever for the green transition.
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Cities can realise Europe’s climate ambitions

Ruud Schuthof and Holger Robrecht from ICLEI Europe, argue that cities have the power to realise Europe’s climate ambitions.
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Rotating Lepton Model of Matter: European innovation potential

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, calls attention to building a pan-European innovation potential ecosystem in health served with top-notch infrastructures.
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Do more to tackle energy poverty

Ioannis Vardakastanis, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that the EU and Member States must do more to tackle energy poverty and protect vulnerable consumers.
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UK to launch formal dispute against the EU over ongoing Horizon disagreements

The UK government is poised to launch formal dispute proceedings against the EU under the claim that Brussels has broken its post-Brexit trade deal.
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EC scheme to support biomethane production plants

The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme, through the Recovery and Resilience Facility ('RRF'), to support the construction and the operation of new or converted biomethane production plants.
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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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The EU must enforce a pesticide tax

Experts warn that the EU agriculture sector is stuck in "permanent pesticide-dependence," and that major flaws exist in the current attempts to reduce the use of pesticides across the EU.
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Another Cold War: EU to cut gas use by 15%

EU to cut gas use by 15% in response to Putin's weaponisation of energy exports - moving one step closer to reducing dependency on Russian energy.
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EU urban mobility must be sustainable and inclusive

Mateusz Szymański, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, sheds light on sustainable and inclusive urban mobility, including a call for the better use of inland waterway transport.
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Clean tech projects get a €1.8 billion boost through the EU Innovation Fund

In an effort to help bring breakthrough technologies to the market, the EU has chosen to invest €1.8 billion in 16 large-scale innovative clean-tech projects under the third round of awards under the Innovation Fund.
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Europe’s Nature Restoration Law to repair damaged ecosystems by 2050

The Nature Restoration Law aims to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, as well as reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.

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