The EU must end "persistent delays" over the UK's access to the bloc's scientific research programmes after Brexit, the government has demanded as it launched legal action. It said the delays have prevented the UK from accessing Horizon Europe, the EU's key funding programme for research and innovation, and Copernicus, the earth observation programme that provides data on climate change. Other schemes that have been affected include nuclear research programme Euratom, and access to space surveillance and tracking.
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain has launched dispute resolution proceedings with the European Union to try to gain access to the bloc's scientific research programmes, including Horizon Europe, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest post-Brexit row. Under a trade agreement signed at the end of 2020, Britain negotiated access to a range of science and innovation programmes, including Horizon, a 95.5 billion euro ($97 billion) programme that offers grants and projects to researchers.