European Commission outlines flexibility of 7-year, $18.25B budget, and Britain’s return to Copernicus

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission has reserved the right to move funding between programs in its 2021-2027 budget but details about how that could occur remain unclear.

The Commission has also penciled in a figure of 18% as the expected contribution of Britain to the Copernicus environment-monitoring program pending final negotiations on precise terms and conditions.

An 18% investment by the U.K. would be equivalent to 975.78 million euros ($1.2 billion) for Copernicus over the seven-year budget period.

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