EU supports OA
OA will ensure free movement of researchers and ideas in Europe.

The European Union (EU) is set to make OA publishing 'the norm' for researchers who benefit from its research funding.  A pilot scheme is already underway in seven research areas.   Negotiations with publishers are ongoing and an official announcement is expected later this year. 

The EU's research funding programme is worth £64 billion.

More on this story via Times Higher Education.