Governments are protecting agricultural subsidies to the disadvantage of research and innovation
EU budget negotiations for 2015 have resulted in European government leaders planning to cut payments for research and innovation by 11% over the proposals of the European Commission. €1.1 billion would no longer be available. In contrast, agricultural subsidies have remained almost unaffected, with a mere 0.1% cut: a clear imbalance. HRK President Horst Hippler has called publicly upon the European Parliament to correct these wrongly set priorities in the coming negotiations on the 2015 budget.