Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

ERC and Marie Curie Sklodowska budgets saved

EuroScience congratulates the European Parliament for being steadfast and the European Commission for being flexible which have resulted in a reduction in the contribution from Horizon 2020 (€500 million less) and more importantly, no cuts in the budgets of the European Research Council, the Marie Curie Sklodowska actions and the spreading excellence and widening participation budget. As EuroScience has pointed out in its Open Letter to the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, and to several other political leaders, this is the way forward.

Peter Tindemans
Euroscience Secretary General