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UK to set out plan B ‘shortly’ if today’s Horizon Europe talks fail


Government says “it will be disappointing” if UK’s access issue is not resolved today

The UK government has said it is ready to set out alternative plans if progress is not made “shortly” on access to EU research programmes, ahead of crucial talks today.

UK access to the programmes—which include the €95.5 billion (£82.5bn) Horizon Europe, the Earth observation scheme Copernicus and the nuclear research initiative Euratom—have been held up due to a dispute over the Northern Ireland protocol.

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