Sunday 20. January 2019
Research & Bioethics

The robotisation of life – an ethical challenge


Digital data systems are enabling intelligent processes to be replicated to an ever greater degree. This development means that the use of robots in social environments has also increased rapidly in Europe over recent years.

Antimicrobial Resistance - a threat to mankind !


Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the resistance against what is commonly known as “antibiotics” is a increasingly worldwide problem, causing approx. 25,000 deaths annually in the EU and about 700,000 deaths globally. COMECE is involved in efforts to address this problem.

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?


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.


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