EU Official to Ask UK Govt to Ease Visa Procedures & Lower Costs for Scientists


Iliana Ivanova, the EU Commissioner, is set to ask the UK government to ease visa procedures and reduce visa costs for scientists in order to fully benefit from the Horizon programme.
Visa issues and high costs may jeopardise the UK's participation in Horizon, a vital EU funding programme for research and innovation, with an allocated fund of €93 billion.
Last year, the British government warned that the NHS surcharge for skilled visa holders to the country’s health system would increase - from €730 to €1,212, while a 15 per cent increase in costs for visas has also become effective this month.

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