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22nd Jan 2019

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EU set to spend 3.2 percent more in 2019

The European Parliament is scheduled to vote on the 2019 EU budget on Wednesday, after the Council on Tuesday agreed to spending of €165.8bn next year, 3.2 percent more than the 2018 budget. The Horizon 2020 program will get €12.3bn to support research and innovation, up 9.8 percent. The budget is based on the premise that the UK will continue to contribute until the end of 2020.

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