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MEPs to discuss regulatory dialogue on high-risk AI classification

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 11:04
EU lawmakers are due to deliberate on how artificial intelligence (AI) systems should be classified in terms of the actual or potential risks they pose under the auspices of the new AI Act. The AI Act is a flagship EU...
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Is the Commission ready to sacrifice the whole automotive and mobility services ecosystem to the benefit of Vehicle Manufacturers and their Hyperscaler partners? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 11:00
The European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen has shown strong commitment to creating the conditions for fair and competitive digital markets in Europe: yet, there is one glaring exception and that is the automotive and mobility services ecosystem....
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EU Commission starts showing hand in questionnaire on ‘fair share’ initiative

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 09:39
The European Commission is set to open a consultation on the future of the connectivity sector, including whether digital players should contribute to deploying high-capacity networks like 5G.
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Europe must watch Beijing, not just Washington in its response to US inflation act

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 09:23
With both the US and China embracing a high-subsidy model for strategic industries, the EU must similarly adopt a radical shift in policy when it comes to trade, writes Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou.
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AI uncovers unknown Lope de Vega play in Spanish library archive

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 08:38
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology used to transcribe anonymous historic works at Spain's National Library archives has uncovered a hidden gem - a previously unknown play by one of the nation's greatest authors, Felix Lope de Vega.
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Ukrainian agri exports set to continue despite disruption for EU farmers

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 08:33
The European Commission has vowed to continue Ukrainian agricultural exports, intending to address the mounting reports of market disruption at the war-torn country’s borders through Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support measures. 
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The Green Brief: Europe’s skills gap – can we fix it?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 07:55
As Europe looks to ramp up the deployment of solar panels, heat pumps, and electric vehicles, it must face the fact that it simply does not have the people to get the job done, writes Kira Taylor.
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A European people’s bond to support Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 07:00
European governments and the EU should give the European public, which remains resolute in their support of Ukraine, an additional direct channel to contribute financially to Kyiv’s victory via European Ukraine Sovereignty Bonds, writes Jacob Kirkegaard.
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MEP calls for ‘clarity’ on Greek Watergate before elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:58
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czechia dropping its Russian gas dependency in eight months, the Bulgarian ambassador returning to Skopje, and so much more.
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US, India partnership targets arms, AI to compete with China

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:47
The White House is launching a partnership with India on Tuesday (31 January) that President Joe Biden hopes will help the countries compete against China on military equipment, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.
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Albania improves slightly in corruption index, remains among Europe’s worst

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:43
Albania has registered an improvement in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2022 with an increase of one point compared to the year before, but it still ranks among the most corrupt in Europe. The EU hopeful scored 36 out...
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City pairings across Europe and beyond

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:40
European city-to-city cooperation, including town twinning, is increasingly viewed as a possible solution to current challenges of sustainability as well as a way to promote best practice exchanges at the local level.
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Bosnian city to build first solar power plant

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:35
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s southern city of Mostar will build a solar power plant for its own needs, in the hope of bringing down electricity prices, Klix.ba reported on Tuesday. “We have decided to build a solar powerplant of 5×12, or...
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Electric car sales gain pace, despite hurdles

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:35
The electrification of the auto industry is gathering pace, particularly in Europe, where the sale of new cars running on petrol and diesel will end in 2035.
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Adjust prices to save drugs, generics industry tells EU

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:34
The generics industry is urging the EU and national governments to show “leadership” and take immediate action against rising inflation, which has resulted in drugs’ shortages and has put patients in need to the test.
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Bulgarian ambassador returns to Skopje

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:31
Bulgaria has returned its ambassador to Skopje following escalating tensions with North Macedonia that have erupted over the past three weeks. Bulgaria withdrew its ambassador for consultations in Sofia after an assault on the secretary of the controversial Bulgarian cultural...
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US refiners expect Russian fuel sanctions to keep margins high

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:30
The European Union's ban on Russian fuel imports that begins next week is expected to keep profit margins high this year at US oil refiners, executives said on Tuesday (31 January), as global fuel trade shifts.
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Slovak’s EU-skeptic parties lead in polls ahead of autumn elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:26
Former Prime Ministers Peter Pellegrini and Robert Fico, both of whom belong to Hlas-SD and Smer-SD respectively, are leading the polls ahead of autumn elections, and as both parties have been drifting away from EU policy, the election results could...
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How inflation has disrupted generic drugs market

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:26
Several factors have contributed to skyrocketing inflation to an all-time high of the last decades in the EU. This has resulted in significantly increased prices in every domain of the economic activity, from shipping to raw materials and energy.
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Conservative CDU leads polls as top court OKs Berlin election re-run

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-02-01 06:21
The conservative CDU is leading the polls with 23% as the traditionally left-leaning capital of Berlin is gearing up for an election re-run on 12 February that the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of Tuesday following 2021’s botched elections. Berlin...
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