Today is European Equal Pay Day

Today is European Equal Pay Day.   Women in the EU still earn on average 16% less than men, that is only a slight improvement from last year's 16.2%. Spread out over a year, this would be equivalent to women working two months for free compared to men.  

Galileo reaches 1,000,000,000 users - no USA GPS involved

The Commission will today announce that the EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo will on Tuesday reach 1 billion users. The record number comes in handy as a 15th birthday present for the Prague-based European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, the body responsible for space and for operating Galileo.

Academia is tough - now imagine trying to enter it as a Syrian refugee - but it can be done successfully

by Richard Gray   Just months after Dr Ahmad Al Ajlan begun a new job as a university lecturer in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, he was forced to flee his country for Europe. When he arrived in Germany in March 2015, after several months of travelling, he was placed in a number of camps before being allocated a cramped apartment with five other refugees.

Horizon 2020 funding for UK participants - if there’s no Brexit deal in October 2019

Tomorrow will see a new Prime Minister take on the BREXIT challenge. Specifically, he has not ruled out a no deal scenario. Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. The text below is the governments current advice to UK participants. It deals with funding issues.