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Digital 07-05-2018

Tech industry and consumer watchdogs at odds over robot liability

Tech industry groups and consumer watchdogs are at odds over whether the European Commission should overhaul the bloc’s legislation on product liability to cover robots and artificial intelligence.
Cybersecurity 22-05-2017

EU cybersecurity agency seeks funds and power to police attacks

The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA will get a makeover in September when the European Commission renews its mandate and presents a batch of new cybersecurity measures. The director of the Athens-based agency has been asking for a bigger budget to deal with the rise in attacks on internet-connected devices.
Digital 02-05-2017

Fifteen countries ask for EU legislation on data flows

Ministers from 15 EU countries have asked the European Commission to focus on removing barriers to digital trade one week before the executive presents a mid-term review of its flagship Digital Single Market policies.

MEPs want ‘free cash’ to address job-killer robots threat

EU legislators today (12 January) called for a universal basic income to combat the looming risk of job loss by the onward march of robots, as well as concerns about European welfare systems.
Digital 13-12-2016

Companies face new data access rules under controversial Commission plans

Car manufacturers and other firms that increasingly rely on consumer data to make money could be subject to new EU rules that would force them to share that data with other firms, according to a leaked draft of the plans obtained by EURACTIV.com.
Digital 17-03-2016

ECJ Wi-Fi opinion could boost free internet in Europe

A new legal opinion from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could topple Germany's tight restrictions on free Wi-Fi—and internet service providers say it might also help boost the number of free Wi-Fi points across Europe.
Digital 12-01-2012

E-commerce proposal causes liability jitters

Proposals to double the volume of e-commerce in Europe by 2015 – laid out in a communication published yesterday (11 January) – are set to cause a tussle over the liability of online traders.
Competition 19-01-2007

Commission plans to cap auditors’ liability

Brussels has presented options on how to protect large auditing firms from unrestricted liability claims as companies increasingly seek legal redress in the wake of the 2002 Enron scandal.

Industry relieved after Parliament’s vote on chemicals policy

The European Parliament adopted on 15 November the Schörling report on the Commission's White Paper on future EU chemicals policy. The chemicals industry succeeded to convince the MEPs not to follow some of the toughest demands put forward by the Environment Committee on 16 October.

Crucial vote on chemicals policy review in European Parliament

The European Parliament will be voting on the Commission's White Paper on future EU chemicals policy during its plenary session on 14 November. The chemicals industry has lobbied hard to convince MEPs not to follow the very tough stance taken by the Environment Committee on 16 October.

MEPs favour stricter chemicals policy

The European Parliament's Environment Committee wants to see a stricter chemicals policy than the one proposed by the Commission in its White Paper. In a vote on the report by MEP Inger Schörling (Greens, Sweden) on 16 October, the committee took a tough stance on the EU's reform of its chemicals policy.
Climate change 03-04-2001

Fruitful stakeholder conference on chemicals review

NGOs and industry representatives agree on main objectives and orientations of EU's review of chemicals policy
Climate change 15-02-2001

NGOs and industry unhappy with chemicals White Paper

In reaction to Commission's White Paper, NGOs as well as industry criticise new EU chemicals strategy
Climate change 14-02-2001

Towards a new Chemicals strategy

The Commission presents White Paper outlining new, more restrictive chemicals policy for the EU
Climate change 07-02-2001

Details on Chemicals White Paper revealed

Commission to propose a single regulatory system for chemical substances