2021-02-04 Circular E.02.2021-NOTICIAS EUROLAB AISBL





Fecha: 4 de febrero de 2021

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EU Artificial Intelligence regulation at risk in WTO e-commerce deal, study says: The EU’s attempts to regulate Artificial Intelligence could be met with future challenges resulting from an agreement on e-Commerce at the level of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), according to a new study published on Tuesday (26 January). Source: Euractiv

Portugal to focus on adopting first EU artificial intelligence law – minister: Under the Portuguese chairmanship of the Council of the European Union (EU), Portugal will focus on adopting the first EU law on artificial intelligence, based on transparency and respect for users’ rights, and also expects cooperation with the US administration. Source: Euractiv

US leading race in artificial intelligence, China rising, EU lagging: survey: The United States is leading rivals in development and use of artificial intelligence while China is rising quickly and European Union is lagging, a research report showed Monday (25 January). The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assessed. Source: Euractiv

MEPs wink at Biden, call for ending US tariff spat: On the very day of Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington on 20 January, European lawmakers urged the European Commission to settle for good the trade dispute with the US that has soured transatlantic relations in recent years. Source: Euractiv

EU jitters over US return to Paris Agreement: The EU got its wish when U.S. President Joe Biden issued an order to reenter the Paris Agreement — but now that America is back, Europe is worried about being outcompeted and outspent. Source: POLITICO

Commission launches plans for EU sustainability ‘code of conduct’ for food businesses: The European Commission has taken its first steps towards launching a ‘code of conduct’ for actors along the food chain, as part of its aim to increase the sustainability of the food system. Source: Euractiv

EU food safety agency presents plan for integrated risk assessments for pollinators: The EU food safety agency (EFSA) has presented its first steps towards creating an integrated risk assessment framework for honeybees which aims to contribute to the development of future environmental assessments. Source: Euractiv

MEPs call for binding 2030 targets for materials use and consumption footprint: Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Wednesday adopted the report on the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan with 66 votes in favour, 6 against, and 7 abstentions. Source: New Europe

Berlin agriculture conference highlights world hunger, climate change: The international conference of agriculture ministers in Berlin on Friday (22 January) focused on finding solutions in times of crisis, like the current pandemic and the subsequent humanitarian catastrophe, and called for combatting world hunger, climate change, and potential new pandemics. Source: Euractiv

5 charts that explain the digital transatlantic relationship: Europe and the United States are struggling to cope with many of the same tech-related problems. Source: POLITICO

EU looks to clamp down on website 'greenwashing': 'Greenwashing' - where websites take advantage of consumers looking to buy environmentally sound products - is on the increase, an EU report on online breaches of EU consumer law found Thursday. Source: EUbusiness

MEPs back natural gas as a ‘bridge’ to 100% renewable hydrogen: Gas should be used as a bridging solution to produce hydrogen before green varieties made from renewable electricity become commercially available, according to a motion adopted in the European Parliament’s environment committee. Source: Euractiv

Renewables overtook fossil fuels as EU’s main power source in 2020: Renewables generated 38% of the EU’s electricity in 2020, overtaking coal and gas to become the main source of electricity for the first time ever in Europe, according to fresh data released on Monday (25 January). Source: Euractiv

EU green finance advisors asked to clarify ‘transition’ to net-zero climate goal: The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions. Source: Euractiv

Biden’s Trade Representative Expected to Play Hardball with China. If China’s leadership had any question about how the Biden administration would approach the ongoing trade disputes between the two countries, the appointment of Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative ought to have answered them pretty clearly. Source: Voice of America

After big hack of U.S. government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team. President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the U.S. government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies. Source: Reuters

U.S. Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Outlook and Review – 2021. In honor of Data Privacy Day—a worldwide effort to raise awareness and promote best practices in privacy and data protection—we offer this ninth edition of Gibson Dunn’s United States Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Outlook and Review.  Source: Gibson Dunn

New US president: how EU-US relations could improve. A new US president taking office represents an opportunity to reset transatlantic relations. Find out what the EU is offering to work together on. Source: European Parliament

The Role of Connected Manufacturing in Pandemic Recovery. Working in manufacturing has been an interesting time in the last 12 months, with a rapid and yet, mostly undiscussed transition to working from home. Source: IndustryWeek

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