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Main results of the EU Telecoms Council on 5 December 2023

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).

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Design in the digital age: EU lawmakers reach deal on updated rules

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.

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Main results of the first day of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

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

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Cyber Resilience Act: EU legislators strike deal on secure digital products

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).

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Insight EU Smart Cities Monitoring 17 November 2023

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 +++

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EU Commission opens access to EU supercomputers to speed up AI development

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

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Measuring Money in the Digital Age – IMF MD Georgieva at the IMF Statistical Forum

“Measuring Money in the Digital Age. Now is the right time to do this—accelerated by the pandemic, mobile payments are nearly everywhere in many advanced and emerging economies. A large and growing number of countries are steaming ahead with development and deployment of Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. And while crypto assets, including stablecoins, have had their ups and downs, they aren’t going away” – IMF Managing Direcotor

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