European Institutions

  • A Long Road for Europe's Goal of Centralized Standards for AI

    February 17, 2022

    In an effort to create a centralized approach to setting a standard for artificial intelligence, EU lawmakers are beginning a potentially long process reaching a concensus and implementation many are not in agreement concerning the use of facial recognition, often varying between individual nations in the bloc.

  • EU Watchdog calls for Ban on Surveillance Tool Pegasus

    February 16, 2022

    The European Union's data protection watchdog called for a ban on the spyware tool Pegasus, developed by Israeli-based NSO Group citing that Pegasus may potentially lead to an "unprecedented level of intrusiveness, able to interfere with the most intimate aspects of our daily lives."

  • EU Top Court Decision Prepares a Way to Cut Funding to Poland and Hungary

    February 16, 2022

    The European Court of Justice dismissed challenges from Warsaw and Budapest against an EU sanction that would stop funding to members of the bloc who break EU law, paving the way for Brussels to cut billions of euros of funds to Poland and Hungary, who are accused of violating democratic rights.

  • EU to Withhold Funds from Poland over Unpaid Fine

    February 09, 2022

    The European Commission plans to withhold €15m in EU funds from Poland for Warsaw refusing to pay the European Court of Justice €500,000 per day in fines for not complying with the court’s decision over a coal mine dispute.

  • Poland Attempts to Cool Legal Conflicts with EU

    February 07, 2022

    In the ongoing battle between Poland and the European Union, Polish President Andrzej Duda traveled to Brussels to meet Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council chief Charles Michel with a bill aimed at ending the standoff after the Court of Justice fined the central European country €1 million per day for refusing to comply with EU directives concerning the polish disciplinary chamber.

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