Wednesday 28. June 2017
Research & Bioethics

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.

A troubled start for the European Citizens’ Initiatives

European Commission

The rejection by the European Commission of the initiative ‘One of Us’ leads to the weakening of this innovatory democratic instrument.

 

Agenda

> 6 June

The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
 
> 15-16 June
A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.

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