The Commission publishes guidelines to help teachers address misconceptions about Artificial Intelligence and promote its ethical use

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data in teaching and learning for teachers. The Guidelines address how AI is used in schools, to support teachers and students in their teaching and learning, and to support administrative […]

Launch of the US-EU Task Force on the Inflation Reduction Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Bjoern Seibert, Head of Cabinet to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met in Berlin on 25 October 2022 with U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Pyle to discuss a spectrum of priority issues including Ukraine Reconstruction. Additionally, during today’s meeting, Mr. Seibert […]

Commission secures ambitious EU negotiating mandate for the COP27 on Climate and COP15 on Biodiversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At yesterday’s Environment Council in Luxembourg, the Commission secured an ambitious negotiating mandate for the upcoming COP27 Climate Conference in November and the COP15 Biodiversity Conference in December. The EU will push for increased action at global level to tackle the interconnected climate and […]

Zero Pollution: Europeans seriously worried about air quality and call for stronger action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Europeans are worried about the effect of air pollution on health and the environment, according to a special Eurobarometer survey published today. Most also think that industry, public authorities and employers need to do more to improve air quality. Respondents clearly favour an international […]

Ukraine: International Expert Conference hosted by the Commission and G7 Presidency reaffirms unwavering commitment to support Ukraine’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Tomorrow, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in his given capacity as German Presidency of the G7, will co-host the International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernisation of Ukraine in Berlin. This conference is another important step in the series […]

Metsola calls for forceful response to energy crisis, inflation, war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “We need a revision of the EU long-term budget to adapt to crisis and finance new priorities”, said European Parliament President Roberta Metsola at the European Council. On urgency to act: “Europe’s citizens look to us for direction. We must respond forcefully – in […]

Burkina Faso: MEPs demand immediate return to constitutional order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about allegations of human rights violations. The military coup of 30 September 2022, the second one in a year, undermines the recent progress made towards an orderly […]

MEPs call on EU governments to combat LGBTIQ+ hatred and crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In response to a homophobic murder in Bratislava, Parliament asked on Thursday all EU governments to fight hate speech, and investigate and prosecute hate crimes. MEPs reacted to recent events in Bratislava, where a far-right radicalised gunman murdered two young men, Matúš Horváth and […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €2.5 billion for a just climate transition in Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the German Länder North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony Anhalt launch the Just Transition Fund (JTF) programming to support their fair transition to a green economy. Germany committed to 65% less CO2 emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2045. The country’s commitment […]

MEPs say no to Russian passports from occupied regions, stress right to asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament agreed on Thursday not to accept travel documents that Russia has issued in the areas it illegally occupies in Ukraine and Georgia. By 540 votes in favour, 6 against and 36 abstaining, the European Parliament approved its mandate for negotiations with […]

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: accountability and reforms “deficient”, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Five years after her assassination, Parliament pays tribute to the journalist and looks into the rule of law, organised crime, and corruption in Malta. In its resolution adopted with 564 votes in favour, 10 against, and 17 abstentions on Thursday, Parliament acknowledges the progress […]

MEPs to G20: increase climate change targets before COP27

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on all countries to step up their 2030 climate targets before COP27, to limit global warming in line with the Paris agreement. On Thursday, Parliament adopted a resolution outlining its demands for the UN COP27 Climate Change Conference, taking place in Egypt […]

Ukraine: EU launches winter shelter programme and boosts humanitarian aid by €175 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission announces today a new emergency shelter and winterised facilities programme for Ukraine, as Russia’s war continues to destroy civilian infrastructure. Furthermore, the Commission will provide an additional €175 million in humanitarian assistance to support those most in need in Ukraine and […]

Frontex: MEPs refuse to discharge EU border agency over its management in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs refused to discharge the 2020 budgets for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the Council, and granted discharge to the European Economic and Social Committee. 345 MEPs voted in favour of the committee recommendation to refuse discharge to Frontex, 284 voted […]

Enhancing cybersecurity and protection of EU infrastructure is vital, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary debate with Commission Vice-President Schinas, MEPs demanded more EU ambition in cybersecurity and in protecting critical infrastructure. They argued that the recent Nord Stream incident has revealed the fragility of the EU’s infrastructure, and emphasised the danger of cyberattacks, pointing to […]

Act decisively at EU summit on energy and the cost of living crises, urge MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate with Council and the Commission on the October European Council, MEPs urged leaders to not waste any more time and take urgent action to tackle the energy crisis. For the Czech Presidency, Minister for European Affairs Bek announced that the summit […]

Commission disburses further €2 billion in exceptional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €2 billion under the €5 billion exceptional macro-financial assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine. This is part of an MFA package of up to €9 billion, announced in the Commission’s 18 May Communication on Ukraine Relief […]

Aviation: Landmark EU–ASEAN agreement to connect 1.1 billion people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[1] signed a comprehensive air transport agreement that will open up more air transport opportunities and enhance direct connectivity between the two regions, while upgrading rules and standards for concerned flights. The agreement […]

Food security: EU contributes €100 million to IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust to support vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU signed a €100 million grant agreement (about US$97.2 million) for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT). These funds will allow the IMF to make about €630 million worth of zero interest loans for PRGT-eligible African, Caribbean […]

Global Gateway: EU and US boost cooperation on green energy in Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and United States of America agreed today to increase their collaboration to boost sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, by unlocking more of the continent’s abundant renewable power generation potential and improving local access to affordable green energy. Commissioner for International Partnerships, […]

EU launches first ever overseas aid stockpile in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following his recent visit to Colombia, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting Panama on the second leg of his  stay in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the occasion, the Commissioner announced €153 million in humanitarian aid for the region as a […]

EU budget: EU accounts signed off the 15th year in a row

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission has today welcomed the decision of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) to give the EU annual accounts a clean bill of health, for the 15th year in a row. The revenue part of the EU Budget also continues to be free […]

Enforcing EU laws: delivering the benefits to citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the enforcement of EU law, setting out its work to ensure that EU law is complied with and citizens and businesses can benefit from the same rights across the EU. It is thanks to the correct […]

Competition: Second EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue consolidates international cooperation on competition policy and enforcement in technology sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, US Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the US Department of Justice Jonathan Kanter met in Brussels for the second meeting of the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue (‘TCPD’). […]

Metsola to Ambassadors: Appeasement did not work, does not work, will never work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing the EU Ambassadors’ Conference, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola spoke about the importance to always defend our European way of democracy, rights and liberties. “Dear Ambassadors, Dear Friends, Welcome to the European Parliament at what is a critical moment for our European project. […]

European Commission raises a further €11 billion for NextGenerationEU and to support Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued €11 billion in a dual tranche transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to support Ukraine under the EU’s MFA programme and Europe’s recovery under the flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal consisted of a €5 billion tap […]

2022 Enlargement package: European Commission assesses reforms in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and recommends candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Türkiye on their respective paths towards the European Union, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, […]

EU exports under Free Trade Agreements surpass €1 trillion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU trade deals mean increased exports, more stable economic relations and secure access to resources, a new report out today shows. EU exports to preferential partners for the first time surpassed €1 trillion in 2021, according to the Commission’s 2nd Annual Report on the […]

Commission steps up action to tackle disinformation and promote digital literacy among young people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published Guidelines for teachers and educators in primary and secondary schools, on how to address disinformation and promote digital literacy in their classrooms. The guidelines provide practical support for teachers and educators and include definitions of technical concepts, class-exercises and how […]

MEPs back new trade instrument to protect the EU from economic blackmail

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Trade Committee MEPs backed a new tool for the EU to respond to countries seeking to coerce it or member states. The committee adopted its negotiating position on the proposed anti-coercion instrument with 34 votes for, zero against and six abstentions on Monday evening. […]

Metsola calls for more military support to Ukraine and a united response to energy crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP President Roberta Metsola’s strong call for European unity in providing military support to Ukraine and in response to the energy crisis at the Prague informal European Council. On European unity and shared responsibility: “Europe is once again at a decision point. We did […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hydro’s proposed acquisition of Alumetal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Alumetal by Norsk Hydro under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the production and supply of aluminium foundry alloys and […]

Consumer protection: Shopify commits to new practices to make it safer for consumers buying from web stores on the platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following dialogues with the Commission and the network of national consumer protection (CPC) authorities, multinational e-commerce business Shopify has committed to making several improvements to make shopping safer for customers, bringing it in line with EU rules. The dialogue first originated following the receipt […]