Artificial intelligence offers more opportunities than risks

VDMA supports EU Commission's position on AI and warns against a debate driven by fears

Maximising the benefits of Artificial Intelligence : An integrated and balanced approach is needed, says ACCA

ACCA ( the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) sees artificial intelligence as an opportunity, but warns that creating trust of citizens and businesses, re-skilling of the workforce, and anticipating possible negative effects are vital ingredients to success.

New CO2 legislation for cars: Polish automotive suppliers highlight strong industrial footprint in pursuit of decarbonising road transport



Parliament position on asylum reforms defy common sense

Attempts to simplify asylum procedures and combat abuse across the system will have the opposite effect, warned ECR Finnish MEP Jussi Halla Aho following a vote in the European Parliament today. 

The initial proposals from the European Commission were intended to increase speed and efficiency in processing asylum applications, as well as establish a common procedure for Member States granting and withdrawing international protection. Another of the key aims was to de-incentivise asylum shopping and secondary movement of asylum seekers between Member States.

SPC manufacturing waiver, Competition policy, Brexit, pharma incentives European Patent Office take centre stage at 14th Legal Affairs Conference

London, 25 April 2018


Time to put an end to forum shopping and letter-box companies

The S&D Group welcomed proposals from the European Commission designed to create clearer rules for when a company wants to move across borders, and also to crack down on companies artificially moving their headquarters to other member states to avoid taxes or social legislation. The S&D Group will now fight to ensure that the final legislation is as strong as possible.  
S&D Group President, Udo Bullmann, said:

General Electric European Action Day: GE Workers take action against short-sighted strategy

Youth Strategy: The young should participate in decision-making and have fair access to quality jobs

Young people were particularly hard-hit by the financial crisis in 2008 and still suffer from high unemployment, or have become the working-poor. The S&D Group fights to give young people a voice to shape EU policies and to guarantee equal opportunities in the labour market and quality long-term jobs.
Today the parliamentary committee on culture and education backed the report for an EU Youth Strategy (2018-2026) drafted by the S&D MEP Eider Gardiazabal.
Eider Gardiazabal said:

Global economic confidence rebounds to highest level since 2009 despite trade war risks

The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) released today found that global economic confidence is at its highest level in years, with strong growth since the start of 2017.

S&D press release on S&Ds urge member states to boost investments in quality and inclusive education

Education plays a crucial role in giving European citizens a more equal chance in life. Yet, according to the recent PISA* tests, every fifth European pupil faces problems with basic skills such as reading, mathematics and science.


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