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The UK calls for access to European research programmes

London is calling on Monday for Brussels to open up access to European scientific research programs for British researchers as set out in the post-Brexit trade deal.

London is calling on Monday for Brussels to open up access to European scientific research programs for British researchers as set out in the post-Brexit trade deal. This is the message that the British Secretary of State for Europe, Leo Docherty, will deliver to the EU-UK Partnership Parliamentary Assembly, which will take place on Monday in London.

This assembly brings together elected members of the European Parliament and the United Kingdom, whose mission is to monitor the application of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which lays down the rules of the relationship between the two parties since Brexit.

“Win-win”

UK participation would be a win-win for the UK and the EU, but the UK cannot wait any longer“, must declare Leo Docherty, according to excerpts from his speech sent to the press. “The European approach leads to unacceptable uncertainty for our researchers and our companies“, he must insist.

London considers the delay a breach of the post-Brexit deal and has opened formal consultations with Brussels as required by the deal’s dispute settlement provisions. Conversely, Leo Docherty is expected in his speech to praise the cooperation between the EU and Great Britain in the response to the war that Russia started in Ukraine.


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