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EU’s Russia ban imperils R&D projects

EU funding freeze for Russian public bodies puts collaboration and valuable data sources at risk

The EU’s decision to freeze R&D funding to Russian public bodies due to the war in Ukraine has plunged a string of collaborative research projects into uncertainty.

The European Commission told Research Europe that the move announced in April affected 18 ongoing projects funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, involving 29 Russian organisations awarded a total of €12.6 million in EU contributions.

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