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UK announces nearly £500m to cope with Horizon uncertainty

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“We cannot wait forever” for association to EU R&D programmes, says science minister

The UK has announced £484 million to mitigate pressures on universities and research organisations caused by the ongoing delays to participation in EU R&D funding programmes.

Science minister George Freeman said the UK “cannot wait forever” as the EU continues to block its association to programmes such as Horizon Europe, the Earth observation programme Copernicus and the nuclear research initiative Euratom.

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