UK government enters endgame in Europe research standoff
August 17, 2022
The UK government has begun what may be its final effort to resolve a dispute over the UK’s membership of the EU’s €100bn Horizon research programme.
It has written to Brussels urging it to “end persistent delays” in delivering on its promise to allow British access to EU research collaborations.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss accused the European Commission of politicising scientific co-operation.
Some experts say the move is the start of UK withdrawal from the programme.