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Energy is the EU R&D field that is most likely to be severely affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to a study analysing the impact of reduced EU cooperation with Russian researchers. The study, for the European Commission, warns that discontinuing collaboration with Russia, as many EU R&D organisations are doing, “could impact mainly research and innovation in the energy sector in the EU” because of Russia’s energy expertise. “Russia innovates mainly in the energy sector,” accounting for 3 per cent of the world share of innovation in the field, according to the report.

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