All articles by Jasmin Kohl

DSA: Agreement in EU Parliament close
After several meetings at the technical level of the staff last week (Europe.Table reported), the negotiators concluded the last round of political negotiations last night. Rapporteur Christel Schaldemose (DK, S&D) sent the final compromise proposals to the shadow rapporteurs of the other groups and committees late yesterday evening. According to negotiators, they have to give […] continue reading →
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DSA: Voting in IMCO is postponed
According to parliamentary sources, the vote in the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) on the Digital Services Act (DSA) will not take place on December 9th as planned (Europe.Table reported) but will be postponed to the plenary week on December 14th. On Monday, IMCO rapporteur Christel Schaldemose (S&D) had presented new compromise proposals, as “Contexte” had […] continue reading →
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AI regulation: European Parliament resolves competence dispute
What goes around comes around? In the dispute over which committee in the European Parliament is involved in the negotiations on the artificial intelligence (AI) regulation and how, there was an agreement yesterday evening, after seven months of competence dispute. The Conference of Group Chairs decided to split the lead on the legislation between the […] continue reading →
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Negotiators reach final agreement on Data Governance Act
Last night, the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission reached a common position at the trilogue on the Data Governance Act. In doing so, they laid the foundation for a European data economy. The main objective of the Act is to facilitate the use of third-party data. The agreement clearly shows that the DGA does not create parallel legislation to the General Data Protection Regulation. continue reading →
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DMA-DSA: Council adopts general directions
The Council's negotiating position on the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act is fixed. However, despite the approval of all 27 member states, many capitals have registered a whole catalogue of amendments with which they will enter the trialogue with the European Parliament and the Commission next year. continue reading →
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MEPs call for new rules on legal labor migration
In an initiative report on legal migration, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) calls on the Commission to facilitate legal migration to the EU to address skills shortages. The report by Swedish MEP Abir Al-Sahlani (Renew) sets out concrete proposals for new options for legal migration to the EU. Before the […] continue reading →
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DSA: Negotiators in EU Parliament reject media exemption
Negotiators in the European Parliament moved a good deal closer to a parliamentary position on the Digital Services Act yesterday after Internal Market Committee (IMCO) rapporteur Christel Schaldemose (S&D) presented new compromise proposals (Europe.Table reported). “I am pleased that we had a productive and constructive round of negotiations,” Schaldemose said after the three-hour meeting when […] continue reading →
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DSA: Negotiators in the European Parliament discuss new compromises
Most recently, negotiations on the Digital Services Act stalled in Parliament. But now there are signs of movement: New compromise proposals are supposed to clear the way for the trilogue as quickly as possible. continue reading →
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ECJ Advocate General: German data retention not legal
One of the Advocates General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Campos Sánchez-Bordona, has interpreted previous ECJ advantages in his assessment in such a way that data retention would only be permitted in the event of a serious threat to national security. Even the temporary storage of a large amount of connection data, as […] continue reading →
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AIDA chairman sees opportunities in TTC for common AI standards
According to the Chairman of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AIDA) in the European Parliament, Dragoş Tudorache (RO, Renew), setting common standards for artificial intelligence (AI) is a central part of the cooperation between the EU and the US in the Trade and Technology Council (TTC). Despite the different approaches to standard-setting, representatives from […] continue reading →
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INTA delegation in the USA: positive signals for TTC
A six-member delegation led by the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Trade Committee (INTA) Bernd Lange (SPD/S&D) concluded its trip to Washington, D.C. yesterday. Since Monday, the MEPs had discussed global trade challenges as well as the first results of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) with US political, academic, and business representatives – […] continue reading →
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Facebook wants to turn off facial recognition
Facebook plans to shut down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, in December. The company made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, citing growing social concerns about the use of the technology. The decision is expected to delete the facial data of more than a billion people. Privacy advocates and […] continue reading →
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Ursula Pachl: a strong sense of justice for consumers
“Artificial intelligence is a hot topic here in Brussels at the moment,” says Ursula Pachl. The Deputy Director-General of the European Consumer Organization BEUC (Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs) has been championing the interests of consumers for over 20 years. BEUC is an umbrella organization with currently 45 members. What they all have in […] continue reading →
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