EU and UK edge close to a deal on UK Horizon re-entry

United Kingdom and European Union negotiators have agreed a draft deal on Britain’s re-entry into the Horizon Europe research programme after months of hard-fought talks, reports Christina Gallardo for Politico.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be presented with the draft deal by officials this weekend ahead of a crunch meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen next Tuesday where the final agreement may be confirmed, two UK government officials – granted anonymity to speak about sensitive discussions – said.

One of the officials said Britain will rejoin Horizon Europe, which has a €95.5 billion (US$104.7 billion) budget for the period 2021-27, and the Copernicus Earth observation programme – but not Euratom’s nuclear energy R&D scheme, which both the British government and the UK nuclear sector consider “poor value for money”, the official said.
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