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  1. Last 7 days
    1. was the opening curtain for Europe’s approach to Internet regulation,

      It is not correct. GDPR, the key digital regulatory instrument, was introduced in 2016.

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  2. Jun 2022
    1. EU plans Silicon Valley base as tech crackdown looms

      ||Jovan|| ||MarcoLotti||

      If the EU indeed establishes a new base in California, it might be very interesting for us to follow how their policymaking and interactive dynamics with Big Tech companies might change. Would this encourage more sandbox policy experiments? Or would this become an influence point where the Big Tech, in return, launch heavy lobbying on the policymakers?

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  3. Mar 2022
    1. signals intelligence activities are necessary and proportionate in the pursuit of defined national security objectives

      three elements for surveilance:

      • necessary
      • proportionate
      • in the pursuit of defined national security objectives
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  4. Feb 2022
    1. He said Spain wanted to see more projects in North Africa, the Germans doubted that all the projects were carefully thought through, while Hungary, Finland and Portugal pointed out that they first had to budget for the additional development projects.

      Divergent position on the support for Africa.

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  5. Jan 2022
    1. One of the many things Brexiters could never understand is this notion that the supposedly oppressive EU could be, for small nations, a route out of domination by bigger neighbours.)

      It is very interesting reflection. EU also helped Malta diversify economy from Italy and UK. It is seriously understudied aspect of the EU as power equaliser. Is it the case? Could it apply to Cyprus/Greece or dependence of Central European economies on Germany?

      ||victor.camilleriATgmail.com||

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  6. Dec 2021
    1. “On Artificial Intelligence—A European Approach to Excellence and Trust” and its 2021 proposal for an AI legal framework

      Need to work more on it.

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    1. As in other policy fields, authorities in Beijing have taken more than one page from the EU’s book. Yet enforcement comes with Chinese characteristics.

      Parallel between EU and Chinese regulation

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    1. In 2022, EU will need to define what 'strategic autonomy' means.

      In economic field, it will be much easier. It means more reliance of domestic production as supply-chains become fragile or high dependence, on let say, micrhchips.

      In defense and security field, defining strategic autonomy will be much more difficult as Eastern European countries will oppose any lowering of influence of the USA and NATO on the expense of development of EU security as France will be arguing for.

      France will try to impose its importance and role, especially during the presidency during the first half of 2022.

      Ultimately, the key for EU's strategic autonomy will be solidity of EU's economy which has been always EU's strategic asset.

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  7. Nov 2021
  8. Sep 2021
    1. It is an important document outlining EU and USA cooperation in trade and technology field. I made the first series of comments and annotations. You can continue.

      There will be 10 working groups covering specific issues mainly related to technology. There are also separate annexes related to supply chains, AI, etc.

      A few higlightes:

      • ||VladaR|| many security aspects including security of supply chains, standards and security, security and enviornment.
      • ||VladaR||||sorina|| An interesting linkages between standards and e-commerce (focus on WTO)
      • List of almost all digital policy issues
      • Different views on AI

      ||StephanieBP|| The analysis of this document should be important part of Newsletter. Let us annotate and after that summarise it in one pager.

      ||Jovan||

    2. Secure Supply Chains:

      This could be of relevance for Geneva Dialogue and supply chains

      ||VladaR||||AndrijanaG||

    3. Climate and Clean Tech:

      This part is related to interplay between climate and tech.

      ||TerezaHorejsova||||Pavlina|| It is potentially relevant for the next Slovenia event and KAS study

    4. recognize the importance of international standardisation activities underpinned by core WTO principles.

      Close linkages between digital standards and trade policy (WTO)

    5. The Technology Standards working group is tasked to develop approaches for coordination and cooperation in critical and emerging technology standards including AI and other emerging technologies.

      Standardisation cooperation.

      ||sorina||

    6. We intend to cooperate on the development and deployment of new technologies in ways that reinforce our shared democratic values, including respect for universal human rights, advance our respective efforts to address the climate change crisis, and encourage compatible standards and regulations.

      Three areas of cooperation:

      • human rights
      • climate change
      • standards and regulations
    7. The United States and the European Union reaffirm the TTC’s objectives to: coordinate approaches to key global technology, economic, and trade issues; and to deepen transatlantic trade and economic relations, basing policies on shared democratic values.

      Objectives of cooperation

    1. И не стóит в этом контексте перекладывать ответственность с больной головы на здоровую, обвиняя Беларусь в развязывании гибридной войны против Европейского Союза, как об этом врали с этой высокой трибуны лидеры Польши, Литвы, Латвии инекоторых других стран.Даже простому обывателю понятно:10-миллионная Беларусьобъективно не может вести не только «гибридную войну», но и никакую войнус 500-миллионным Евросоюзом, даже если бы у нее и были мускулы Арнольда Шварценэггера.

      And in this context, it is not worth shifting responsibility from a sore head to a healthy one, accusing Belarus of unleashing a hybrid war against the European Union, as the leaders of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and some other countries lied about it from this high rostrum. Belarus is objectively unable to wage not only a "hybrid war", but also no war against the 500-million-strong European Union, even if it had the muscles of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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    1. ermany and france haverecently announced the creation of the alliance for multilateralism even thoughwhat kind of structure could be more multilateral than the united nationsberlin and paris however have decided that there are many conservatives at the un hindering the efforts of the vanguard they have proclaimed that the european union to be the epitome of effective multilateralismand all others are supposed to emulate it this is a recent example too
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    1. Our historic decision to join the European and Euro-Atlantic family is the core principle that guides our Foreign Policy. Especially since 2012, Georgia has made great strides in advancing democracy, human rights and the rule of law. All are fundamental values we share with European institutions.
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    1. This is a good example of linking standards to individuals and environment.

      People can understand why standards matter if we relate to their experience of trying to find right cable to charge their mobiles or computers.

      There is a strong environmental narratives around this issue.

      Thus, we can follow it on a various levels:

      • education/training: explaining to people why IG and standardisation matters by giving an example that they can 'touch'
      • digital and environment (reducing waste)
      • importance of Brussels for digital politics - if they force Apple to change behaviour, they will have to do it.

      ||Jovan||

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    1. further lagging behind in the development of this European region, butalso opens the space for restoration of destructive theories that claim that, due to the fact that it is lagging behind, this region cannot live as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional community and that its statescannot befunctional. They want to impute this constructed thesis to Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular, but also to smaller countries in the region, tomake an alibi for restoration of greater-state nationalisticprojects that in the 1990s led to thewar in Western Balkans with almost 150000 deaths. Our determination to fight these retrograde and dangerous ideas has not waveredand therefore today, from this place, Montenegro is warningof the renewed danger that Western Balkanswill be destabilized,and the horizons of its European prospects reduced

      On the conflict in Western Balkans. Montenegro is critical of efforts to delay integration with Europe (it's a 'natural' setting)

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    1. In this context, one of ever-shifting balances in a multipolar world, the European Union must take on its corresponding leadership role, and it must do so with strength and decisiveness. This has very specific implications, beginning with the need to develop greater strategicautonomy, and tostrengthen oursecurity and defense policy
    2. On December 31st 2020, in the context of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from theEuropean Union, Spain and the United Kingdom came to a bilateral understandingregarding Gibraltar. This understanding must serve to lay the foundations for the future relationship of this territory with the European Union, and we trust that an agreementmay soon be reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom regarding Gibraltar. This agreement must fully respect United Nations’ doctrine regarding saidterritory, with which Spain is fully aligned. It must also respect the legal position of my country as regards sovereignty andjurisdictionconcerning Gibraltar
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    1. Multilateralismis the key to our future and has no alternative. For Bulgaria,this is a high priority, and wesupport the deepening of EU’s strategic partnerships around the world, as well as its more active engagement with third countries and regional organizations
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    1. inmoving Bosnia and Herzegovina forwardand securing its EU aspirations.The inequality ofits constituent peopleshas been left unresolvedfor too long. It unnecessarilycreated internal political instabilitiesand tensions. In order to move forward, Bosnia and Herzegovinarequiresan appropriate institutional ‘power sharing’ framework, basedon principles of federalism, decentralisation and legitimate representation.The concept of constituent peoples is often mispresented as an obstacle tothe equal rights of all its citizens. Many political and legal practicescan beensuredwithout having to give up democratic rights and freedoms.Bosnia and Herzegovina’s electoral reforms are long overdue and urgently needed.Electoral reforms should facilitate constituent peoples (Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats) are able torespectively choose their representatives at all the appropriate political levels.Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Croats have not been able to exercise this right. It’s no wonder theyfeel marginalized and disenfranchised. This has to change.

      EU enlargement

    2. In a way, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a cornerstone of peace and security in the wider region.Its territorial integrity, functioning institutions, and inter-ethnic cohabitation have always been important concerns for Croatia. Yet, the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovinais aschallenging and as complex as it gets in the Western Balkans.(And it is always challenging in the Western Balkans)We would like to seea stable, peaceful and prosperous Bosnia and Herzegovina, progressing firmly on the path toEU membership; acountry where the equality among itsthree constituent peoples and the rights of all itscitizens are fully guaranteed.Unfortunately,narratives in Bosnia and Herzegovinaoften swing betweentwo tenaciouslyunachievable and unjust ends–centralisedgovernance andseparatism. In their own way, both are destructiveand contrary to the spirit of its constitutional framework, stemming from the Dayton-Paris Agreement.The Dayton-Paris Agreement is not without its faults, which undoubtedly will need tobe addressed. However, weshould notunderestimate Bosnia and Herzegovina’s well-established sensitivities and inherited intricacies. Norshould itbe subject to experimentationthat dangerouslydeviate from the Dayton-Paris Agreement’sfounding principles. Thisis essential

      EU enlargement

    3. Let me say a few words about our southeast neighbourhood.Croatiahas vested interestsin thewell-being of theWestern Balkans.The region’sstability, functionalityand prosperity means a great deal to us. This is why Croatia is one of the strongestadvocates of the region’s EU enlargement prospects. The fulfilment of well-established criteria, the implementation of reforms and delivering tangible results remainkey requirements for EU membership. But even more so, the path to membership serves tosecurethe higherstandardsits peoplesaspire to.Democratic transformation and the rule of law will remaincentralmarkers. But we have also continuedto call on all regionalleaders to lower tensions, overcome their differences,and seek ways to build lasting relationships.

      EU enlargement

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  9. Jun 2021
    1. Towards a renewed Transatlantic partnership

      Important for wide range of digital issues

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