Posts

Showing posts from April, 2020

AT THE TOP

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 Environment Telegram 29 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
PESTICIDES: Pesticides: first cumulative risk reports published by EFSA +++ Cumulative risk assessment of pesticides: FAQ +++ Die Grünen/EFA zum Ende des Neonikotinoids Thiacloprid: Bund duldet trotz Verbots Gift auf Äckern und in Obstgärten +++  SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: EU Commission approves German “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products +++ EU Commission approves €5 billion loan guarantee by France to the Renault group to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €900 million Hungarian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ Western Balkans' leaders meeting: EU reinforces support to address coronavirus crisis and outlines proposal for post-pandemic recovery* +++  ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Answer to a written question - Endocrine disruptors in the Commission’s 2020 Work Programme - E-001039/2020(ASW) +++  INDUSTRIAL STRATEG…

IEU Climate Telegram 29 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
PETERSBERG CLIMATE DIALOGUE: IMF Managing Director’s Opening Remarks at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI +++  EU GREEN DEAL: DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing the Just Transition Fund +++ AMENDMENTS 228 - Draft opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Just Transition Fund - PE650.572v01-00 +++ Highlights - UK Negotiations, Just Transition and Water Reuse - next ENVI meeting on 4 May - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ EVP/CDU/CSU: Green Deal - aber anders: Angepasste Kommissions-Pläne ignorieren Folgen der Corona-Krise +++  DEFORESTATION: DRAFT OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on an EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation - PE650.488v01-00 +++  CAR EMISSIONSTyre pollution: lowering car emissions with new EU tyre labels EU COMMISSION ACTSCOMMISSIO…

IEU Energy Telegram 29 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY COUNCIL: EU Commission: Energy Council discussion confirms key position for energy sector in economic recovery +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Energy Community Coordination Group assesses impact of COVID-19 on the renewables sector +++ National Models of Cooperation among Different Sectoral Regulators in the Context of Consumer Law Enforcement +++ Eurelectric goes Beyond Digital: Free webinar on 12 May 2020 +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Die Grünen/EFA zum ECA-Sonderbericht zur Energieeffizienz von Gebäuden: Wir brauchen dringend eine Renovierungswelle! +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTUREEurope needs fossil-free energy infrastructure - CAN Europe GAZPROMGazprom’s financial statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the year ended December 31, 2019 GERMANYVKU zur heute beschlossenen Formulierungshilfe zu EEG-ÄnderungenBDEW zum EEG-Änderungsgesetz im Bundeskabinett EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION under Regulation (EU) No 2017/1…

IEU Environment Telegram 28 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: Coronavirus response: Banking Package to facilitate bank lending- Supporting households and businesses in the EU +++ EU Commission approves €1.55 billion Hungarian guarantee scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves two additional Estonian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission issues guidance to mitigate clinical trial disruption in the EU +++ Export restrictions: Fighting COVID-19 with hands tied - UNCTAD +++ TIC Council urges buying PPE and Medical Devices from a Registered Safety Supplier and checking certificates +++  BIODIVERSITYWebinar - 4 May 2020: Key findings from our upcoming report on biodiversity and finance FOODCross-sector call for Nutri-Score on all foods in EU CELEXCELEX:32020R0579: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/579 of 27 April 2020 granting a Union authorisation for the biocidal product family ‘HYPRED’s o…

IEU Climate Telegram 28 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
PETERSBERG CLIMATE DIALOGUE: Frans Timmermans' opening remarks at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue +++ Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Green Recovery will lead to a more resilient future +++ UN Secretary-General Calls for Brave, Visionary, Collaborative Leadership, in Remarks to Petersberg Climate Dialogue +++ BMU: Petersberger Klimadialog: Klimafreundlicher Neustart der Wirtschaft führt in krisenfestere Zukunft +++ Entwicklungsminister Müller zum Petersberger Klimadialog: "EU darf beim Kampf gegen Corona und den Klimawandel nicht nur auf sich selbst schauen" +++ EU-Abgeordneter Peter Liese (EVP/CU) unterstützt Angela Merkel bei Anhebung der Klimaziele +++ S&D/SPD zum Petersberger Klimadialog: “Klimaschutz macht keinen Halt vor Corona-Krise"Germanwatch: Merkel will Hilfen gegen Coronakrise auch als Mittel gegen Klimakrise nutzen - klares Signal für höhere Klimaziele IPCCIPCC Working Group III holds first virtual Lead Author Meeting EU…

IEU Energy Telegram 28 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
EU ENERGY COUNCIL: Statement by EU Commissioner Kadri Simson following the High-Level Videoconference of Energy Ministers +++ Altmaier diskutiert mit EU-Energieministern über die Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie auf den Energiesektor +++ Die Grünen/EFA zum EU-Energieministertreffen: Deutschland hat immer noch keinen nationalen Klimaplan vorgelegt +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ACER to decide on cost sharing methodology ensuring firmness and remuneration of long-term transmission rights +++ ACER publishes a consultancy study on potential impacts of a bidding zone reconfiguration on market liquidity +++ EEX Response to the ACER Consultation on the TSOs Proposal of a Methodology for the Bidding Zones Review +++ Impact and response to the COVID-19 crisis in the Energy Community: status of financial liquidity of the electricity sector and subsequent regulatory and financial support measures +++ CEDEC Policy Priorities 2019-2024 +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCYEU Parliament: …

IEU Environment Telegram 27 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: EU Commission approves €16.6 billion Polish repayable advance scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €550 million German State-guaranteed loan to compensate airline Condor for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak +++ Impact of COVID-19 on transport: debate with Commissioner Vălean on Tuesday +++ EESC coronavirus webinar, EESC president Luca Jahier calls for future Health Union +++ At a Glance - Australia's restrictions on movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic - 27-04-2020 +++ At a Glance - Canada: Coronavirus movement restrictions and quarantine - 27-04-2020 +++ EPP Group asks Josep Borrell for explanation on COVID-19 disinformation report +++ UNECE tools for document dematerialization reduce human contact in global supply chains +++ DIHK-Präsident Schweitzer: Alle Länder sollten dem WTO-Pharmaabkommen beitreten CIRCULAR ECONOMYBriefing - The EU’s Public Proc…

IEU Climate Telegram 27 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
2030 CLIMATE TARGETS: EU Commission Communication feedback published: 2030 Climate Target Plan feedback period until 23 June 2020 +++  EU GREEN DEAL: The Climate Group: International climate ministers meet to discuss green recovery post COVID-19 +++ FEPS Policy report: Green Deal for all +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY: COR: Written Stakeholder Consultation "A new industrial strategy for Europe" +++  CLIMATE TRACKERA government roadmap for addressing the climate and post COVID-19 economic crises PETERSBERG CLIMATE DIALOGUEUNFCCC: Petersberg Climate Dialogue Seeks Climate-Resilient Economic RecoveryCDU/CSU: Anreize für mehr Klimaschutz beim Wiederaufbau der Wirtschaft setzenCDU/CSU: Klimaschutz muss wirtschaftliche Erholung unterstützenBDI zum Beginn des elften Petersberger Klimadialogs: „Neustart braucht global vergleichbare Ambitionen beim Klimaschutz“BDEW zum heute beginnenden 11. Petersberger Klimadialog EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG CLIMACOMMISSION DEC…

IEU Energy Telegram 27 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY SECURITY: In focus: Energy security in the EU +++  ENERGY TRANSMISSION: RGI statement on a sustainable stimulus plan +++  ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG Publishes Summer Supply Outlook 2020 and Summer Supply Review 2019 +++  OIL MARKETSOman announces its oil production adjustment plans effective 1 May 2020 - OPEC EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION under Regulation (EU) No 2017/1938, concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation No 994/2010, on the Preventive Action Plan and Emergency Plan submitted by the Competent Authority of Malta to the European Commission.
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here. To subscribe to your services real-time - click here.

IEU Weekly Agenda Telegram 27 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++ 27 April 2020 +++ 28 April 2020 +++ 29 April 2020 +++ 30 April 2020 +++ Outlook April 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsInvitation to a Customs 2020 project group meeting dealing with classification of products in the HS/CN nomenclatures – mechanical/miscellaneous from 27 to 29 April 2020, in St. Julian’S, MALTAMeeting 2020/04/29 - Working group on Cosmetic Products - Subgroup on CPNP MaintenanceEXPERT GROUP ON SOCIAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISESWorking group on the role of clusters and similar forms of business cooperation in fostering the development of social economy & social entrepreneurship7th Meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE)CPG/195/004 4th MeetingNADEG meeting of 6-7 May 2020National Correspondnents Extraordinary meeting2020-05-06 Expert Group Wine Market Observatory7th meet…

IEU Environment Telegram 24 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: Main results of the video conference of the members of the European Council +++ Coronavirus Global Response: EU launches pledging effort +++ Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with other leaders, organised by the WHO, on the call for global action against the coronavirus +++ EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace +++ EU Commission adjusts export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment to suit current needs +++ EU Commission approves €3 billion Finnish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €2 billion Slovenian “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €700 million Polish aid scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreakBriefing - The impact of coronavirus on Schengen borders - 24-04-2020WTO and IMF heads call for lifting trade restrictions on …

IEU Climate Telegram 24 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
IPCC: IPCC Working Group II extends Sixth Assessment Report schedule +++  UNFCCC: Vital Transparency Work Proceeds Remotely +++  CLIMATE ACTION: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Consequences of land take during climatic events - E-000298/2020(ASW) +++ EVP/CDU zum weltweiten Aktionstag zum Klimaschutz +++  EU GREEN DEALEP: Text adopted - The European Green Deal - P9_TA(2020)0005 - Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - Strasbourg - Final editionEU Commission: Answer to a written question - Commission communication on the European Green Deal and the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative - E-000781/2020(ASW)ECR: Legal opinion affirms that the Green Deal reduction trajectory cannot be delegated to the CommissionEuropäischen Green Deal zur Bekämpfung der Doppelkrise nutzen: Corona- und Klimakrise CLIMATE DIALOGUEBMU: Petersberger Klimadialog 2020 legt Schwerpunkt auf nachhaltige Krisenbewältigung
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We sh…

IEU Energy Telegram 24 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY REGULATION: ACER Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas - Analy​s​is of the consultation documents by country​​​ +++ ACER publishes its analysis on Tariff Network Code implementation for gas in Great Britain +++ ENTSO-E Standardized control interface for HVDC SIL/HIL conformity tests +++ ENTSO-E issues a position paper on the reduction of SF6 emissions and introduction of alternative technologies +++  ENERGY COUNCIL: Video conference of EU ministers of energy +++  WIND ENERGY: France submits final 2030 National Plan: what’s in it for wind? +++  NUCLEAR ENERGYIAEA Sees No Radiation-Related Risk from Fires in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone OIL MARKETSErdölmärkte zwischen Corona-Krise, Preiskrieg und Förderkürzung - DIWKuwait starts adjusting its oil production before May

*Note 

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here. To subscrib…

IEU Environment Telegram 23 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
EFSA: Protecting Europe’s plants: pest survey cards go digital - EFSA +++  SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU Leaders' videoconference on coronavirus of 23 April 2020 +++ The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains +++ EU Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak +++ Medical Devices Regulation: Commission welcomes Council support to prioritise the fight against coronavirus +++ EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €7.8 billion Polish schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves a €150 million Bulgarian scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ Briefing - Coronavirus…

IEU Climate Telegram 23 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
EU GREEN DEAL: EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Green Deal terminology - E-000820/2020(ASW) +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Just Transition Fund – protecting workers in the mining and steel industries - E-000054/2020(ASW) +++ Die Grünen/EFA: Europäischer Green Deal: Lobbyisten versuchen nachhaltigen Weg aus der Corona-Wirtschaftskrise zu verwässern +++  UNFCCC: UNFCCC Work on Adaptation Continues +++  CLIMATE DIALOGUE: Vor Petersberger Klimadialog: Konjunkturpakete müssen helfen, Corona- und Klimakrise zu entschärfen
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here. To subscribe to your services real-time - click here.

IEU Energy Telegram 23 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSO-E: Save the date: 3rd joint TSO/DSO Cybersecurity Conference +++ Energy Community Secretariat joins initiative to combat gas sector methane emissions +++ KOSTT-EMS energy dispute: Light at the end of the tunnel +++  GAS MARKETS: Gas heats up the eastern Mediterranean +++  COAL: Globaler Kohleausstieg: Nutzen überwiegt Kosten +++  CELEXCELEX:32020Q0423(01): Decision of the Administrative Board of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators of 12 December 2019 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to processing of personal data in the framework of the functioning of the Agency EU COMMISSION STUDIESAssessment and roadmap for digital transformation of the energy sector towards an innovative internal energy marketShaping a sustainable industry: Guidance for best practices & policy recommendations EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION pursuant to A…

IEU Environment Telegram 22 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ECHA: Consultation on the proposed restriction of PFHxA +++  SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: EU Council: More flexibility for deploying EU budget money +++ ECB takes steps to mitigate impact of possible rating downgrades on collateral availability +++ EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €110 million Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission proposes €3 billion macro-financial assistance package to support ten neighbouring countries +++ EU Commission announces exceptional measures to support the agri-food sector +++ New aid package for farmers welcomed, but not enough - MEPs +++  EARTH DAYGurría: a chance to build a green recovery - OECDIn-Depth Analysis - Ten technologies to fight coronavirus TOXIC TEXTILESCoronavirus highlights need for EU to end toxic textile trade – 65 civil society gro…

IEU Climate Telegram 22 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
UNFCCC: In Earth Day Address, UN Climate Chief Points to “Window of Hope” +++ Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change - UN weather agency chief +++  EU GREEN DEAL: EP Briefing - European Green Deal Investment Plan: Main elements and possible impact of the coronavirus pandemic +++ EP Study - Roadmap for Reallocation: A critical assessment of the Green Deal’s growth, financing and regulatory challenges +++ Updated: EP Briefing - European climate law - 20-04-2020 +++ EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The role of agriculture in the Green Deal - E-000378/2020(ASW) +++  GREEN FINANCE: Environmental groups tell EU leaders to green all investments and explore Eurobonds +++  FORESTSEP: DRAFT OPINION on stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests - PE648.612v01-00
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here

IEU Energy Telegram 22 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
ENERGY REGULATION: ENTSOG publishes its second Tariff Network Code (TAR NC) monitoring report +++ GREEN RECOVERY: REBOOT & REBOOST our economies for a sustainable future - EDSO Call for mobilisation +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: EP: DRAFT OPINION on Maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock - PE650.506v01-00 +++  RENEWABLES: Earth Day 2020: What can we do to minimise climate change? +++  NUCLEAR ENERGYNew Recommendations on Safety of SMRs from the SMR Regulators’ Forum - IAEA ENERGY CHARTEREU4 Energy Webinar – Uniform Energy Performance, Armenia GERMANYEnergiespar-Contracting: Zehn Finalisten für dena-Modellvorhaben stehen fest
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here. To subscribe to your services real-time - click here.

IEU Environment Telegram 21 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: EU Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €2 billion Finnish public guarantee and subsidised loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €2 billion Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak +++ EU Commission approves €75.5 million Estonian schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to support companies in coronavirus outbreak +++ EU mobilises help for Italy, Croatia and neighbouring countries +++ COVID-19: A coordinated EU health strategy needed, say MEPs +++ COVID-19: Open trade must ensure EU supply of essential medical tools, MEPs say +++ More ambition needed for EU recovery instruments, says majority of MEPs +++ Tracking mobile devices to fight coronavirus +++  FOODGlobal Report on Food Crises revea…

IEU Climate Telegram 21 April 2020

Image
Our telegram headlines today*: 
EU GREEN DEAL: EU COVID-19 recovery plan must be green and ambitious, say MEPs +++ European climate law [EU Legislation in Progress] +++ Brussels could delay 2030 GHG target study if virus impact clouds outlook -Timmermans - Carbon Pulse +++  UNFCCC: Guterres vows support for island States in twin fight against COVID-19, climate crisis +++  GERMANY: dena gibt Leuchtturmprojekte für CO2-Einsparung in der Industrie bekannt +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAMENDMENTS 1 - 302 - Draft report The European Forest Strategy - The Way Forward - PE650.371v01-00AMENDMENTS 303 - 482 - Draft report The European Forest Strategy - The Way Forward - PE650.406v01-00
*Note

We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.  To ask for a weekly trial click here. To subscribe to your services real-time - click here.

TOP POSTS

IEU Environment Telegram 20 May 2020

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 25 May 2020

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 18 May 2020

IEU MONITORING SHOP