High-risk Artificial Intelligence to be ‘certified, tested and controlled,’ Commission says

By |februar 19th, 2020|AI White Paper, artificial intelligence, biometric, EU, facial recognition, GDPR, Margrethe Vestager, News, Thierry Breton, Ursula von der Leyen|

Artificial Intelligence technologies carrying a high-risk of abuse that could potentially lead to an erosion of fundamental rights will be subjected to a series of new requirements, the European Commission announced on Wednesday (19 February).

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Munich Security Conference – Day #3

By |februar 17th, 2020|defence and security, European Union, Germany, Josep Borrell, Middle East peace process, MSC2020, Munich security conference, Nancy Pelosi, News, Palestine, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

As high-ranking security leaders gather in Bavaria for the annual Munich Security Conference this weekend, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy. Here’s Day 3 in a nutshell.

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Ombudsman opens inquiry into EU Commission’s gas stance

By |februar 14th, 2020|Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman, Frans Timmermans, News, PCI list, Ursula von der Leyen|

The EU Ombudsman announced on Thursday (13 February) it has opened an inquiry into the European Commission’s catalogue of priority energy projects, after green activists lodged a complaint about the inclusion of new gas infrastructure on the list.

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Von der Leyen admits mistakes, denies responsibility in defence contract scandal

By |februar 14th, 2020|advisor affair, Bundestag, defence ministry, European Commission, Germany, News, parliamentary committee, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen denied personal liability but admitted mistakes had been made as she faced questions from lawmakers in the Bundestag yesterday (13 February) in the so-called "advisor affair". EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU starts to chart shipping’s new green course

By |februar 13th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, Jutta Paulus, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The shipping industry will soon have to pay for its environmental impact in the EU, as both the European Commission and Parliament are moving forward with plans to include vessels in the bloc’s flagship carbon market. But there are choppy waters ahead.

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Commission warns of Green Deal failure if Transition Fund not well financed

By |februar 12th, 2020|European Council, Just transition, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday (12 February) that the  European Green Deal would fail if member states declined to provide the necessary funds to workers and regions affected by the climate transition.

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Trump: Time to negotiate ‘very seriously’ with EU on trade

By |februar 11th, 2020|Airbus, car tariffs, Donald Trump, News, Phil Hogan, Robert Lighthizer, Steel, tariffs, trade wars, Ursula von der Leyen|

President Donald Trump said Monday (10 February) the time has come to pursue trade negotiations with the European Union which he said imposes "incredible" barriers to US goods.

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Member states ‘in the dark’ on Commission’s talks with the US

By |februar 7th, 2020|EU-US relation, EU-US trade deal, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal, various diplomats and European officials told EURACTIV.

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EU set to modify member accession method to placate France

By |februar 5th, 2020|Albania, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, France, Michael Roth, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen|

The EU is set to propose ways to modify the accession procedures for countries entering the bloc in a bid to placate France, but Brussels cautioned Tuesday (4 February) that any changes won't be major ones.

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‘This is personal’: Von der Leyen launches EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

By |februar 5th, 2020|artificial intelligence, beating cancer plan, cancer, cancer treatment, Horizon 2020, News, research and innovation, Stella Kyriakides, Ursula von der Leyen|

The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.

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