EU research funding plan clears another hurdle
This article was originally published in Clinica
The EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7) is likely to start next year, after political agreement was reached this week at a meeting of the European Competitiveness Council. FP7, covering the years 2007-13, will first need to undergo a second reading in the European Parliament this autumn. Funding for stem cell research, although only a relatively small item in budget terms of FP7, has been a highly contentious issue, but Parliament finally agreed after a lengthy debate that countries where stem cell research is legal will be able to apply for EU funding.