The “Cyber Solidarity Act” adopted on Thursday aims to build a more resilient, collective EU response against cybercrime. This legislative proposal seeks to bolster the European Union’s ability to detect, prepare for, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents.
The EU Council agreed its position (general approach) on a regulation on measures to reduce the cost of deployment of gigabit electronic communications networks (Gigabit Infrastructure Act). It also took stock of the progress in discussions on a regulation laying down measures to strengthen solidarity and capacities in the EU to detect, prepare for and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents (Cyber Solidarity Act).
The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI’) to support research, development and first industrial deployment of advanced cloud and edge computing technologies across multiple providers in Europe.
Negotiators of the Legal Affairs Committee struck a deal with EU governments on Tuesday on the update of the regulation and a directive ensuring accessible and affordable design protection in the EU. This legislative package aims to prepare EU design protection scheme for the emergence of new digital technologies such as 3D printing, also supported by artificial intelligence.
The Council addressed a number of files which all share the objective of tightening judicial cooperation between EU countries. EU Ministers also exchanged views on the functioning of the European Public Prosecutors Office (EPPO). The justice ministers also approved a Council position and findings on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Council position will feed into a Commission report, planned in 2024, on the evaluation of
The EU Council presidency and the European Parliament’s negotiators have reached a provisional agreement on the proposed legislation regarding cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements, which aims to ensure that products such as connected home cameras, fridges, TVs and toys are safe before they are placed on the market (cyber resilience act).
The European Health Data Space shall give citizens the right to access prescriptions, imagery and lab tests across borders. Aggregated health data can be shared for research purposes e.g. into cancer and rare diseases. But strong privacy safeguards must govern how and why sensitive data is shared.
The European Commission has informed Amazon of its preliminary view that its proposed acquisition of iRobot may restrict competition in the market for robot vacuum cleaners (‘RVCs’).
EU URBAN AGENDA: Gijón Declaration: Housing for all in sustainable, healthy, and inclusive built environments +++ The Urban Agenda for the EU, a roadmap for developing the full potential of cities +++ Access to housing and sustainability of construction are the focus of the informal ministerial meeting on housing and urban development +++ REGIOSTARS: EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira awards the 2023 REGIOSTARS Prizes for ground-breaking EU-funded projects under Cohesion Policy +++
Today the Commission and the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) committed to open and widen access to the EU’s world-class supercomputing resources for European artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups, SMEs and the broader AI community as part of the EU AI Start-Up Initiative. To support the further development and scalability of AI models, access to world-class supercomputers that accelerate AI training and testing is crucial, reducing training time from months or
Czech and Ukrainian police have disrupted, with the support of Europol and Eurojust, a prolific phishing gang believed to have defrauded victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros.