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EU Commission plans to boost bioeconomy [Registered]

The European Commission launched an action plan on 13 February to boost its support for the bioeconomy. The plan involves no new funding or legislation, but instead seeks to integrate the EU’s fragmented support policies. The Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, called the bioeconomy one of the Union’s biggest and most important sectors. “Industry will not wait forever for Europe to take action. We have been too slow and too piecemeal in converting research into industry results. We need a stronger framework that brings together stakeholders and policy makers,” she commented, emphasising that the plan does not…

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