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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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Ruling on constitutional conflict: Poland’s membership of the EU in jeopardy

After four adjournments since July 2021, Poland’s Constitutional Court finally issued a ruling on 7 October 2021. The Court ruled, by a majority of ten out of the twelve constitutional judges, that Articles 1 and 9 TEU are incompatible with certain...

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EU-Commission specifies the EU taxonomy on sustainable investments

On 21 April, the European Commission endorsed the first EU delegated acts, which are to contribute giving concrete shape to the recently introduced framework to facilitate sustainable investment (also known as "green taxonomy").

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Council sets out Position on ePrivacy Regulation

At the beginning of 2017 the EU Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (ePrivacy Regulation), which is now finally being followed by a mandate of...

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EU Commission wants to promote Data Sharing

The European Commission on 25th November 2020 has presented a proposal for a regulation to increase the availability of data in the EU. It intends to achieve this by three main measures.

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Legal barriers to EU minimum wages

The EU Commission has published a long-announced initiative on European minimum wages: a directive on appropriate minimum wages in the EU has been proposed.

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