EIT headquarters in Budapest

On 18 June, the Research Ministers of the EU decided that the seat of the administrative headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) would be located in Budapest. A first discussion during an informal dinner in the frame of the Competitiveness Council (Council of Ministers) meeting of 29-30 May had seen the Hungarian capital gather the support of 26 Member States, with only Poland opposing this choice. The negotiations held at a specially convened Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) resulted in Poland stepping down from its blocking minority position, thus allowing Budapest to win the race. The headquarters will host about 60 officials. More information