Lyon: EU 2014 budget cut by 6% despite €200mn boost to research spending

Commenting on yesterday night’s deal over the EU’s 2014 budget, Liberal Democrat MEP and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Budget Committee George Lyon said:

“On top of delivering a 6% cut compared to the 2013 budget, we have increased research and development funding by 200 million euros.”

“That means more money for UK universities, who currently receive more EU research funding than those in any other country.”

“This is a sign that the EU budget is becoming more streamlined, efficient and targeted towards promoting jobs and growth.”´

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