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Source: European Parliament

The industrial sector in Europe, and the steel sector in particular, is facing major challenges as a result of technological changes, trade openness and environmental commitments. For this reason, I am of the opinion that the European Union should make an additional effort to design and set up different types of funding to accompany this period of transition.

In light of this, and with particular reference to the British company Vesuvius PLC, I would like to ask the following:

1. In which European funding programmes for research and innovation, for example the seventh Framework Programme for Research or Horizon 2020, has Vesuvius PLC participated?

2. What was Europe’s overall financial contribution to the Vesuvius PLC programmes?

3. Has Vesuvius PLC responded to any other calls for funding, the final allocation of which is pending?


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