EU research commissioner promises hundreds of millions for COVID-19 research

The EU’s research commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, said in a written interview with Science|Business that the EU is mobilizing hundreds of millions of euros for COVID-19 research projects, emphasizing the critical role research and innovation can play in tackling the crisis. 
Gabriel is also calling on EU member states to agree on the EU’s next long-term budget, the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework. Quick agreement would ensure the next research program, Horizon Europe, is able to continue funding projects for diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines for COVID-19. So far, the EU has already made available €138 million (US$149 million) in funding for this research. 
Interview with Mariya Gabriel - Science|Business
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