AI Needs Human Face

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is adopting a firm stance on artificial intelligence and has insisted, at a high-level conference held in Helsinki on 21 November that the digital revolution must have a human face, be inclusive and bring benefits for all Europeans. Artificial intelligence and the digital transformation must be inclusive and…

Galizia Murder: Suspect Arrested

Businessman Yorgen Fenech has been arrested in Malta in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia two years ago.  According to media reports, he was arrested when he attempted to leave the island with his yacht.  Fenech is the owner of the company “17 Black”, which appears in the “Panama Papers” with connections to Tourism…

Lousada Wins Award

Lousada was announced is the winner of the 2019 Transformative Action Award at a ceremony held at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels.  Its initiative ‘Integrated education for sustainability’ was selected by a jury of experts for its potential to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of its community. The European…

EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data Improving

EU greenhouse gas emissions data is reported in line with international requirements and inventories of emissions have improved over time, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.  However, better insight is needed into specific sectors such as agriculture and forestry, say the auditors. They also suggest further improvements to reporting on…

World Children’s Day

Diana Riba MEP of the European Free Alliance (EFA) has called for the EU to do more to build a better world for all children. That means ensuring that children’s rights are respected in all aspects of EU law, and taking concrete steps to end child poverty in Europe. There also needs to be greater investment…