One understands that the Commission proposal for the Council recommendation on enhancing research security put forward by the Commission in January this year was recently adopted by the Member States, thus bringing clarity and guidance for researchers and innovators ensuring measures designed to protect research and innovation from misuse.As the issue is under the ‘research and technological development’ policy area, where the EU and its Members States share competences, it provides the Parliament with a limited role. However, the European Parliament has opportunities to express its position and shape the EU policy on this topic, for example, in its resolution on ‘Foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation’, the Parliament has called for improved transparency of foreign funding as well as mapping and monitoring of foreign interference in the academic field.