European Commission

italy's ban

Italy’s recent ban on ChatGPT has caused quite a stir among European regulators, sparking debates and discussions about AI regulation. While parts of the world are focused on dealing with the TikTok ban dilemma, Italy has taken a proactive stance on ChatGPT. Until April 30th, Italy has blocked access to the AI tool. This decision […]

car data access

The European Commission is working on rules to ensure fair access to valuable car data for companies and industry but does not know when they will be ready, a spokesperson said on Monday as industry groups fret about unfair competition from U.S. and Chinese tech companies. The huge potential of the connected car market, which […]

TikTok's Chinese Ownership

The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok’s Chinese owners divest their stakes in the popular video app or face a possible U.S. ban, the company told Reuters this week. The move follows the introduction of a new U.S. legislation that would allow the White House to ban TikTok or other foreign-based technologies if they pose […]

green industrial revolution

The European Commission presented the centrepieces of a strategy on Thursday to ensure its industry can compete with the United States and China in making clean tech products and accessing raw materials required for the green transition. The EU executive’s Net-Zero Industry Act and Critical Raw Materials Act, part of its Green Deal Industrial Plan, […]

Govt Subsidies

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC’s talks with the German state of Saxony about building a new factory are at an advanced stage and are now focused on government subsidies to support the investment, two people familiar with the matter said. TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker and Asia’s most valuable listed company, flagged in 2021 that it […]

EU research applicants

Britain said it would extend until the end of June the financial guarantee it has provided to ensure UK applicants to the Horizon Europe scientific research programme receive funding while negotiations continue on rejoining the scheme. Under a Brexit trade agreement signed at the end of 2020, Britain negotiated access to a range of EU […]

US green subsidies

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday she is determined to counter challenges from U.S. subsidies for green technologies and to speed a currently blocked law on phasing out combustion engines from 2035. Visiting Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the German cabinet at the start of a two-day meeting near Berlin, von der […]

green industries

The European Union’s executive body is set to provide permits, regulatory support and easier access to public and private funding for certain strategic green technologies, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The draft regulation is designed to ensure “the net-zero technology manufacturing capacity in the Union is sufficient to meet at least 40% […]