EU remains firmly in control of the Brexit timetable
22 Mar 2019 – 11:24 | No Comment

The EU leaders have rejected Theresa May’s request for an extension to June 30. Instead, they have imposed two new dates — if Parliament approves May’s deal, Britain shall leave on May 22. If it …

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Europe will survive Merkel’s departure
20 Dec 2018 – 11:26
Europe will survive Merkel’s departure

Government Gazette caught up with Angela Merkel’s biographer, Matt Qvortrop immediately after she declared that she would not seek another term when her chancellorship expires in 2021. Days before Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was chosen to succeed …

The end of Merkel’s era in Germany
20 Dec 2018 – 11:19
The end of Merkel’s era in Germany

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel — who has ruled Germany for 13 years and was also regarded  as the world’s most powerful woman for over a decade — is drawing to a close.
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‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence
24 Oct 2018 – 17:04
‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence

Humans can and should be in command of when, how and if artificial intelligence (AI) is used in our daily lives — what tasks we transfer to AI and how transparent it is — if …

Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?
24 Oct 2018 – 11:39
Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?

Blockchain, and the distributed ledger technology underpinning it, is likely to have transformational applications in financial services, identity management, voting and elections, healthcare, logistics and public e-services. But is blockchain really the “silver bullet” for …

We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
24 Oct 2018 – 10:00
We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem

Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening
16 Oct 2018 – 13:45
Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening

Despite significant advancements in diagnostics and treatments in recent years, major barriers exist in accessing these treatments across Europe. Being conscious that the EU must raise greater awareness of the disparities in lung cancer treatment, …

Allow your body to do all the talking
28 Sep 2018 – 14:06
Allow your body to do all the talking

Some people walk into a room with a powerful aura and immediately have the crowd following them. They just ooze confidence, credibility, competence and charisma — or in simple terms — radiate a powerful leadership …

What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?
20 Sep 2018 – 18:01
What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?

The European Commission will propose a new legislation on what technological solutions can be used to underpin connected cars that are brought onto the market in Europe. Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, offers …

MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance
20 Sep 2018 – 18:00
MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance

Employment Committee MEPs recently approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women’s chances in the labour market. Agnes Jongerius MEP and Maria Arena MEP write about their ambitious proposals of the updated …

Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?
20 Sep 2018 – 17:06
Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?

Before AI gets to the point of threatening humanity and becomes a superhuman tech, we should build clear rules to ensure that robots serve human interests at all times. Mady Devaux MEP  says the EU has …