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Updated survey: How to regulate Artificial Intelligence in Europe?

I have updated the introduction and some questions of my questionnaire at EUSurvey preparing for a larger academic public affairs paper on regulating #AI and #robots in #Europe and #Germany.

I would like to learn more about how you are perceiving this topic. Do we share common definitions? Whom do you see as the most important actors? Which issues there are on the agenda already, and which alternatives are being prepared?

I would highly appreciate reading your responses at
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Weidemann-EU-AI-2019.

Of course, you may also feel free to contact me directly at j.weidemann@ieu-monitoring.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kindest regards

Joachim O. Weidemann

IEU Single Market Telegram 30 October 2019

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SINGLE MARKET: EU Commission Answer to a written question - Restrictions on free movement between Italy and Austria and the integrity of the single market - E-002814/2019(ASW) +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning the adoption of the 2020 annual work programme for grants and procurement for the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI"), serving as financing decision +++ DG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de règles, notifié par la Lettonie sous le N° 2019/401/LV dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de neuvième ordonnance notifié par l'Allemagne sous le N° 2019/389/D dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2015/1535Décision de la Commission de formuler un avis circonstancié à l'encontre d'un projet d'exigenc…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 October 2019

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BREXIT: House of Commons Select Committee - International Trade +++  TRADE DEFENCE: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Consequences for European industry of measures safeguarding steel - E-002686/2019(ASW) +++  ASEAN: The EU and ASEAN: Building stronger digital economy & connectivity cooperation +++  RUSSIARussian-Hungarian talks on October 30, 2019IMF Country Report No. 19/329 : Russian Federation : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Update INDIAIndien: Partner für Herausforderungen von morgen - Auswärtiges Amt SYRIAStatement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the inaugural meeting of Syria Constitutional Committee STAFF CHANGESEuropean Commission appoints principal advisers to its departments for agriculture, financial services, trade and its Regulatory Scrutiny Board EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADECommission Implementing Decision authorising Hungary to open formal negotiations to conclude a bilateral investment agreement with the TurkmenistanDG…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 30 October 2019

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BREXIT: ESMA update on Brexit preparations +++ EBF on Brexit: WTO implications for banks in case of no-deal +++  MIFID II: MiFID II - New Publication Date for Systematic Internaliser and Bond Data +++  BANKING UNION: ECB Forum on Banking Supervision +++ EBA publishes Opinion proposing to further strengthen depositor protection in the EU +++  ECBECB: Sabine Lautenschläger: A Call for Europe BISVulnerabilities in the international monetary and financial systemBIS global liquidity indicators at end-June 2019Burkhard Balz: Curtain up for the future of payments - from bigtechs and fintechs to smartphones and stablecoinsOlli Rehn: Making the best out of second-best climate policiesDavid Ramsden: Openness and integration - the new finance and new economy in a global contextAnita Angelovska Bezhoska: Speech - European Statistics DayAnita Angelovska Bezhoska: Strengthening of the institutional capacity of the NBRNM in the process of its accession to the ESCB IND…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 30 October 2019

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BREXIT: UK Prime Minister's Questions: 30 October 2019 +++ MPs have voted for a early parliamentary general election +++ UK Parliament: Referendums Criteria +++ UK Security Minister's speech on security and crime after Brexit +++ BDI zum Brexit: Chance auf Ausweg aus Sackgasse +++  COMPETITION POLICY: In-Depth Analysis - EU competition policy: Key to a fair single market - 30-10-2019 +++  MERGERS: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique by Fincantieri +++  SECURITY UNIONSecurity Union: Significant progress and tangible results over past years but efforts must continueEU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between PIC and SKCEU Commission clears acquisition of NGA Human Resources by Blackstone ECAEU Auditors’ 2020 work programme: checking if the EU is delivering results TRANSPARENCYEuropean Commission authorises Vice-President Katainen to become President of SITRA as of J…

IEU Environment Telegram 30 October 2019

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WBGU: WBGU Event: Europe in the lead? Towards a digital agenda that works for people, planet and long-term prosperity +++ Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU): Ein europäischer Weg in unsere gemeinsame digitale Zukunft +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTER: St 13598 2019 Init COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 29.10.2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response +++ St 13598 2019 Add 1 ANNEX to the Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response +++ St 13126 2019 Init Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21…

IEU Climate Telegram 30 October 2019

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COP25: UN Climate Change Statement on COP25 +++ Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the latest developments in Chile +++ Key UN Climate Conference Cancelled - Helen Clarkson, CEO The Climate Group, responds +++  CLIMATE ACTION: EU Parliament: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: committee debate on reports +++  GHG EMISSIONS: Member States' greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projections +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITYACEA: Auto industry eager to move towards zero-emission mobility but infrastructure and incentives lackingDIW: Policies to create markets for climate-friendly materials to boost EU global competitiveness and jobs EU COUNCIL REGISTERSt 13237 2019 Init Climate Finance - Draft 2019 ECOFIN Climate Finance ConclusionsSt 13397 2019 Init Council Decision (EU) 2018/219 of 23 January 2018 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems

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IEU Energy Telegram 30 October 2019

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ENERGY MARKET MONITORING: Household bills rise, reflecting wholesale prices in the EU - ACER & CEER +++ Heizspiegel 2019 zeigt: Klimaschutz schont den Geldbeutel +++ VKU kooperiert mit co2Online beim Heizspiegel +++ AG Energiebilanzen erwartet Rückgang des Energieverbrauchs in diesem Jahr - DIW +++  ENERGY UNION: Latest Pan-European market monitoring report highlights new gas and electricity trends in the Energy Community +++ Energy Community VAT project group embarks on harmonizing taxes on cross-border energy sector transactions +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER publishes a new edition of the REMIT Quarterly +++  GAZPROMRussian gas imports further growing in Hungary IAEAIAEA Board Appoints Rafael Grossi as Director General, Starting in DecemberStatement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the appointment of the new IAEA Director General ENERGY CHARTEREnergy Infrastructure Investments in East Africa STAFF CHANGESEuropean Commission strengthens its senior manage…

IEU Single Market Telegram 29 October 2019

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EMPLOYMENT: EU Council adopts Conclusions to set the way to implement the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work +++ Policy Brief on Common Minimum Standards for Unemployment Insurance +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG EMPL +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending decision C(2018) 6603 concerning the adoption of the 2019 annual work programme for the operational technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission in the framework of the European Social Fund and in the framework of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, serving as financing decision +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning the adoption of the 2020 annual work programme for the operational technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission in the framework of the European Social Fund and in the framework of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, serving as financing decision +++ DG GROWDécision de la Commission de formuler des observations …

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 October 2019

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TRADE NEGOTIATIONS: EU Commission: Civil Society Dialogue on State of Play of Trade Negotiations +++  STEEL CAPACITIES: EU Commission welcomes continuation of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity work +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG TRADEREPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items, including a report on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EU) 599/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 April 2014 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use itemsAnti-dumping proceeding concerning imports from ChinaCOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 29 October 2019

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FISCAL UNION: EU Commission: 2019 annual report of the European Fiscal Board +++  FRANCE: IMF Country Report No. 19/328 : France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Insurance Companies +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Balance Sheet Risks and Financial Stability +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Nonfinancial Corporations and Households Vulnerabilities +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Select Topics in Financial Supervision and Oversight +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Macroprudential Policy Framework and Tools +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Regime in France +++ France : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Risk Analysis of Banking and Insurance Sector +++ Fra…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 29 October 2019

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BREXIT: European Council adopts a decision to extend the period under Article 50 +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Rule of law infringement in the UK - P-002635/2019(ASW) +++  STATE AID: EU Commission opens investigation into public support for Air Nostrum's fleet renewal in Spain +++ EU Commission approves market conform recapitalisation of Romanian CEC Bank +++ EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hungarian support measures to Malév Ground Handling +++ EU Commission approves prolongation of the Polish resolution scheme for cooperative and small commercial banks +++  MERGERS: EU Commission clears acquisition of Cobham by Advent +++ EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Capita Energie Service by Capita Customer Services and Dynergio Service +++  DIGITAL COMPETITIONVestager beim Digitalgipfel in Dortmund: Europa soll eigene Stärken ausspielen, nicht USA oder China nacheifern DISINFORMATIONCode of Practice on…

IEU Environment Telegram 29 October 2019

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ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME: Rise in environmental crime addressed at ENPE and Eurojust conference +++  LIFE PROGRAMME: Conference on the future of the LIFE Programme +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTER: DG ENV +++ KOMISIJOS KOMUNIKATAS EUROPOS PARLAMENTUI, TARYBAI, EUROPOS EKONOMIKOS IR SOCIALINIŲ REIKALŲ KOMITETUI IR REGIONŲ KOMITETUI ES veiksmų, kuriais siekiama apsaugoti ir atkurti pasaulio miškus, stiprinimas +++ COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION laying down rules for the calculation, verification and reporting of data on landfill of municipal waste in accordance with Council Directive 1999/31/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2000/738/EC +++ DG GROWCOMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic productsCOMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic productsCOMMISSION DELEGATED REGU…

IEU Climate Telegram 29 October 2019

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LOW CARBON TECH: Finnish EU Presidency: Timo Ritonummi: SET-Plan Conference aims to solve the climate challenge by promoting low-carbon technologies +++  GREEN DEAL: Europas Grüner Deal wird rot - IPG Journal +++  WMO: WMO: High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience +++  UNFCCCUN summit tackles climate change-induced threat to mountain water supplies CAR EMISSIONSSales of zero- and low-emission cars highly unbalanced across EU, alerts auto industry CCSDiscussion papers on storage and undergrounding launched at workshop on “The role of grids in delivering National Energy and Climate Plans” GERMANYBDEW: Energiewirtschaft reduziert CO2-Emissionen um 40 Prozent - Wärme- und Verkehrssektor müssen jetzt endlich nachziehen EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... laying down rules for the application of Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards th…

IEU Energy Telegram 29 October 2019

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WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK: Understanding the World Energy Outlook scenarios - IEA +++  ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Water footprint of EU energy consumption: 1,301 litres per person per day +++  ENERGY IMPORTS: Deutsche Bank Research: Deutsche Energieimporte sinken, aber nur leicht +++  ENERGY REGULATIONENTSOG publishes new edition of Transmission Capacity Map 2019EU4ENERGY meeting maps out how to improve settlement of cross-border unintentional deviations between Ukraine and Moldova ENERGY GRIDSDiscussion papers on storage and undergrounding launched at workshop on “The role of grids in delivering National Energy and Climate Plans” COALEuropäische Erfahrungen und Empfehlungen zum Kohleausstieg - Germanwatch GAZPROMPower of Siberia pipeline filled up with gas GAS MARKETEurogas: European Sectoral Social Dialogue in the gas sector reactivated GERMANYBDEW: Energiewirtschaft reduziert CO2-Emissionen um 40 Prozent - Wärme- und Verkehrssektor müssen jetzt endlich nachziehe…

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 28 October 2019

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GERMANY: Bitkom zeichnet digitale Städte mit Smart City Awards aus +++  EU URBAN AGENDA: Orientation papers, a basis for dialogue for the next programming period +++ Study on Innovation Ecosystems in Europe +++  SMART REGIONS: Smart Regions conference 3.0: Transformation through smart specialisation +++  SMART GOVERNANCEWiFi4EU: over 1,700 municipalities to get free Wi-Fi hotspots after third call for applications SMART ENERGYKünstliche Intelligenz für die Energiewende: Chancen und Risiken - Germanwatch SMART INDUSTRIESWorkshop on project results contributing to data spaces for Smart ManufacturingEESC: Artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital systems for the well-being of citizens SMART LIVINGEU Commission announces shortlisted cities for 2020 Access City AwardsThe future of retail in city-centres SMART PEOPLEDigital skills, your future - EU Commission workshop at the Web Summit 2019 ISRAELEIT Community discovers strengths of Israel's innovati…

IEU Single Market Telegram 28 October 2019

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EMPLOYMENT: The social and labour market situation in Croatia: committee mission +++ AK Europe, ÖGB & DBG Discussion: Poor and Unemployed? European Answers Needed! Perspectives on European minimum standards in unemployment insurance and minimum income schemes +++  CONSUMER PROTECTION: Bridging the Gap between Consumers and Businesses in the Digital Age +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG EMPLCOMMISSION DECISION on the financial consequences regarding certain expenditure co-financed by the European Social Fund in Italy for the programme Toscana - ESF 940010 I 2DG GROWCOMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020Décision de la Commission de formuler des observations à l'encontre d'un projet de loi, notifié par la France sous le N° 2019/374/F dans le cadre de la directive (UE) 2…

IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 28 October 2019

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INVESTMENTS: New OECD data reveal Foreign Direct Investment falling 20% in first half of 2019 +++ EU Commission Answer to a written question - Public investment in Europe - E-002570/2019(ASW) +++  USA: Background on the possibility of an Impeachment of the United States President +++  UK: Changes to international trade mark registrations after Brexit +++  CHINAWTO: China submits revised offer for joining government procurement pact WTOMembers debate way forward on non-violation complaints at TRIPS Council - WTO TRADE AGREEMENTSLatest Trade Agreements and documents published by DG TradeReport of the 5th round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and AustraliaUE-Tunisue: réunion tripartite avec la société civile lié au sous-comités commerce, services, industries et marché intérieur18th Joint Committee's Free Trade Agreement between the Faroe Islands and the European Union: Joint ReportRapport du sous-comité UE-Industri…

IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 28 October 2019

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MARIO DRAGHI: Farewell remarks by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the farewell event in his honour +++ Portugal: Carlos da Silva Costa: Farewell speech in honor of President Mario Draghi +++ La France: Cérémonie de fin de mandat du Président de la Banque centrale européenne, Mario Draghi +++ Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Mario Draghi dankt ab: Amtszeit geprägt von fragwürdigem geldpolitischer Kurs! +++  ECB: Latest decisions taken by the ECB +++ ECB/2019/30 Guideline of the ECB of 4 October 2019 amending Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) +++ CON/2019/35 Opinion on a Council recommendation on the appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the ECB +++ ECB/2019/31 Decision (EU) 2019/1743 of the ECB of 15 October 2019 on the remuneration of holdings of excess reserves and of certain deposits (recast) +++ ECB/2019/29 Regulation (EU) 2019/1677 of the ECB of 27 September 20…

IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 28 October 2019

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BREXIT: EU Council Preisdent: Donald Tusk The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure +++ Latest EU Council documents on Brexit +++ Xt 20026 2019 Init Agreement of the United Kingdom to the extension and to the draft European Council decision extending the period under Article 50(3) TEU +++ Xt 20024 2019 Rev 1 EUROPEAN COUNCIL DECISION taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU +++ Xt 20024 2019 Rev 2 EUROPEAN COUNCIL DECISION taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU +++ Xt 20025 2019 Init Draft Declaration of the European Council (Article 50) +++ Xt 21064 2019 Init Reply to question for written answer submitted to the Council by Members of the European Parliament – Examination by Coreper +++ Xt 21065 2019 Init UK withdrawal from t…

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