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EU AI Act: A Milestone Met, But Key Challenges Remain in Standardisation and Competition

The European Union (EU)’s landmark agreement on Artificial Intelligence (AI) rules, reached after intense discussions on 9 December, marks a significant step towards shaping the emerging global governance of AI. This provisional agreement, emerging...

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EU Commission publishes first set of standards for sustainability reporting

The new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EU) 2022/2464 has been in force since 5 January 2023 (see cepPolicyBrief). The CSRD replaces the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD, 2014/95/EU) and obliges a large number of companies to...

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Why Europe Needs New Antibiotics

Europe is lacking in the development of new antibiotics for the treatment of sometimes deadly infections. Support via grants from the EU and Member States have not had the desired effect. An incentives system for continuous innovation should be...

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Think European when making Germany’s digital sovereignty part of national security

Cyberthreats everywhere: Globally, over 30,000 websites are hacked every day. European governments should think from a European perspective when trying to shield themselves from those attacks. Sebastian Hartmann warns of national solo efforts.

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The Challenge of Upscaling Green Hydrogen in Europe

Green hydrogen has outgrown the testing stage: Over the next years, large investment partnerships throughout Europe will strive hard to build the supply chains of tomorrow. But this will require more than just millions in funding.

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Systemic risk from AI during a polycrisis

New article on Common Ground of Europe:

Whether to protect against credit card fraud, create climate models or distribute police forces, AI-driven systems are penetrating ever more deeply into everyday life. The data required for such systems was...

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Trilogue agreement on “EU climate toll” (CBAM): core problems remain unsolved

On 13 December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached a preliminary agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in trilogue negotiations. This "EU climate toll" is a core part of the "Fit for 55" climate package, with...

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Instant payments: Gamechanger in payments or challenge for the industry?

On 26 October 2022, the European Commission published a revised version of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Regulation. The proposed rules address the offering of Instant payments in the EU area. With this proposal, the Commission aims to make...

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EU Parliament Divided Over Emissions Trading, Pushes for Combustion Car Ban

In its plenary session on 8 June 2022, the EU Parliament failed to reach a consensus on the reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and also referred the legislative proposals on the Climate Social Fund and the Carbon Border Adjustment...

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Macron gets a new opponent in the race for french presidency

Victor Warhem from the Centre de Politique Européenne | Paris analyses the chances of Valérie Pécresse becoming the next French president:

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