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Digital 15-01-2019

MEPs back plans for artificial intelligence and robotics, but ethical concerns remain

MEPs in the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy backed plans on Monday evening (14 January) for a comprehensive policy framework on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, weeks after ethical concerns in the field were highlighted in a EU report.
Global Europe 21-03-2018

Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a "nauseating" letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack.
Energy 23-03-2017

New energy labels on household appliances could save hundreds on energy bills

An agreement on draft legislation of energy labels for household appliances was reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the Ministers on Tuesday.
Future EU 14-02-2017

Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy, calls for ‘EU government’

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.
Future EU 28-09-2016

Eurosceptic MEPs float anti-Schulz amendment

A group of MEPs have produced an amendment aimed at limiting the mandate of a European Parliament president to five years, or two half-mandates. A manoeuvre specifically designed to outflank Martin Schulz. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 13-01-2016

House of Lords warned EU will punish UK if it votes for Brexit

The UK’s House of Lords has been warned that Britain will be made an example of by the European Union, if it votes to quit the bloc in the upcoming referendum.
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Future EU 21-11-2013

Parliament wants to end MEPs monthly commute to Strasbourg

There are two European Parliaments. One in Brussels, Belgium, and one in Strasbourg, France. 766 MEPs and over 3000 members of staff travel every month from Brussels to Strasbourg for the chamber's plenary sessions. MEPs say this monthly shuttle costs over €150 million, approximately 10% of the Parliament's yearly budget and almost 19000 tones of CO2 emissions. In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the Parliament now wants to decide when and where it meets.

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