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Towards Trustworthy AI and a New AI Europe Forum

The EU’s ambition to set a global standard for trustworthy AI moved a step closer on 8th April with the publication of a Communication indicating its next steps. The EU aims to take forward the guidelines of a High-Level Expert Group, published on the same day. The next steps also include a piloting phase [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:01:12+00:00April 26th, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on Towards Trustworthy AI and a New AI Europe Forum

EU – US Digital Cooperation

In a speech to the DC-based Brookings Institute, on 11th April, European Commissioner for Justice and Data Protection, Vera Jourova, called on the US to join the EU to develop a common approach to challenges posed by the tech revolution. Inviting the US, along with like-minded partners such as Japan, to build a ‘global [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:01:50+00:00April 26th, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on EU – US Digital Cooperation

Rule of Law in Europe

On 3rd April, the Commission published a Communication setting out its ideas to strengthen the rule of law in Europe, inviting the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders, including lawyers, to comment. The Communication summarises the existing framework and suggests better measures to promote the rule of law to EU citizens, as well as to [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:57:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on Rule of Law in Europe

Whistle-Blower Protection: European Parliament Approves New Rules

In the wake of scandals such as LuxLeaks and Panama Papers, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers moved closer with the European Parliament's approval on 16th April of the proposed Whistle-blower Directive. Once implemented the Directive will protect whistle-blowers in a wide range of areas such as public procurement, tax, and financial services, and also [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:56:11+00:00April 26th, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on Whistle-Blower Protection: European Parliament Approves New Rules

Copyright: New EU Law Adapting Copyright to the Digital Age

On 15th April, the EU Council formally approved the Copyright Directive, the overall aim of which is to make copyright fit for the digital age. The new rules are a balance between protecting authors and artists while keeping open possibilities for users – in line with freedom of expression – to access and share [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:51:13+00:00April 26th, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on Copyright: New EU Law Adapting Copyright to the Digital Age

Artificial Intelligence – EU Ethics Guidelines

The Commission’s high level expert group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has published draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI.  The guidelines are intended to ensure that AI respects core values and fundamental rights such as privacy.  Final guidelines will be published in March 2019 which the Commission will review and consider how best to take [...]

By |2019-02-24T14:49:21+00:00February 24th, 2019|Top News|0 Comments

EU/US Trade Talks

The Commission has published proposals for opening trade negotiations with the US on conformity assessment and on elimination of tariffs for industrial goods. This follows the joint statement agreed last July by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump. The European Parliament has, however, issued a draft resolution asking the EU Council [...]

By |2019-02-24T14:45:47+00:00February 24th, 2019|Top News, Trade|0 Comments

Tax – Move to More Qualified Majority Voting?

The Commission has published a Communication to open a debate on introducing more qualified majority voting (QMV) on tax matters. The Commission claims that the current requirement of unanimity for the adoption of tax legislation is costly and blocks the adoption of vital legislation. It proposes a 4-step approach towards QMV starting with measures [...]

By |2019-02-24T14:41:29+00:00February 24th, 2019|Top News|0 Comments

Copyright Agreement

On 13 February, the EU institutions reached political agreement on the controversial proposed Copyright Directive. Tech giants such as Google and Facebook will be required to share revenue with artists and journalists to ensure a fair remuneration for their works. To allow freedom of expression, GIFs and memes are permitted. Parliament issued a press [...]

By |2019-02-24T14:37:31+00:00February 24th, 2019|Top News|0 Comments

UK Can Revoke Brexit, Rules European Court

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), on 10 December, ruled that the UK may unilaterally withdraw its notification to leave the EU without having to seek approval from the other EU Member States. The Court clarified that the UK could thus remain in the EU ‘under terms that are unchanged as regards its status [...]

By |2019-02-24T14:46:13+00:00December 14th, 2018|Brexit|0 Comments