Monday 21. August 2017
Research & Bioethics

Is a robot a person?

European Commission

Pushed by the challenges of rapid technological progress - and indeed by some interested parties - the issue of robotics and artificial intelligence is becoming a trendy subject in "boring" Brussels.

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Church in Europe

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

Artificial intelligence: will Terminator take over the workplace?

Industry

Just how far will artificial intelligence replace humans? Will it help mankind or will it turn humans into helpless onlookers?

Shedding new light on the trafficking of human beings in the EU

European Commission

Despite the existence of greater social awareness of this criminal activity and the build-up of expertise in the Member States, two major challenges remain: obtaining better data and fighting new forms of trafficking.

Crossing a Rubicon?

European Commission

Gene editing under the scrutiny of the European Union.

A European framework for Palliative Care

European Commission

A growing need for palliative care requires a better understanding of its ethical intricacies

Surrogacy: light at the end of the tunnel?

European Parliament

A broad consensus can be reached to start curbing practices that contravene human dignity.

Prudence often pays off

European Commission

Research and health in the Commission’s Work Programme.

Yeast, CO2 emissions and God

European Group on Ethics

The amazing world of Synthetic Biology and its challenges for the EU.

Surrogacy, human dignity and the best interests of the child

European Court of Human Rights

The Strasbourg Court made judgements in what is increasingly becoming an ethical, judicial and political issue across Europe.

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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