EU, UK finalize Britain’s return to Copernicus, Horizon Europe programs starting Jan. 1

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — Britain and the European Union have finalized their agreement from September that will bring UK funding back into the EU’s Horizon Europe research effort and the Copernicus network of environment-monitoring satellites.

Both programs have been doing without UK participation since Brexit was formalized.

Under the agreement, tentatively reached in September and now formalized with a European Commission announcement Dec. 4, Britain will pay about 154 million euros ($165 million) per year into Copernicus, and an average 2.43 billion euros per year as its Horizon Europe contribution.

The funding . . .

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