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What’s going on in Europe: 14-27 October

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Horizon Europe

The EU’s member state governments want closer monitoring of their countries’ participation in the bloc’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, after auditors warned of inequalities between participants. In June, the European Court of Auditors criticised the programme’s ‘widening’ scheme, saying it concentrated projects in too few underperforming countries. Now the Council of the EU has asked the European Commission to “monitor participation levels and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness” of the scheme, adding that if “continuous significant imbalances emerge”, it should “assess the need for more tailor-made actions and targeted networking activities”.

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