The European Commission is funding 16 innovation projects in the first round of Horizon 2020's Fast Track to Innovation funding scheme. Each of the new projects will receive up to €3 million (£2m). Germany is the country where most project partners (13) are based, followed by France, the Netherlands...
The UK government has invited local firms in English regions to express interest in EU funding worth some GBP 5.2 billion (6.5 billion euro) and available for the period 2014-2020. The UK Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton urged them to action.
The European Commission has found that a £50 million grant planned by the UK authorities for the development of an innovative space launcher engine is in line with EU state aid rules. The engine will power a reusable airframe to launch satellites into low Earth orbit, significantly reducing the costs of such space missions.
The Daily Telegraph said on 17 August that EU officials “spent more than £85 million in a year on specially issued credit cards to pay for meals and hotels…not including train and air travel costs”. Some clarifications are called for. First, EU staff cannot charge a penny or a euro cent to a corporate credit […]