The parliamentary work on the proposal for the first-ever legal framework on AI will kick off in a joint meeting of the lead committees – on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – with European Commission representatives.
When: Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 13.45-16.15
Where: Brussels, European Parliament, Spinelli building, room 1G-3, and with remote participation of Members
Live streaming on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre
Statements by the co-rapporteurs ahead of the joint committee meeting
Brando Benifei (S&D, IT), co-rapporteur for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee: “Our aim is to protect citizens and consumers, and stimulate positive innovation at the same time, while focussing especially on SMEs and start-ups. A legislative framework ensuring that AI systems entering the EU single market are safe, human-centric and respect our fundamental rights and freedoms will stimulate trust among citizens, which is key to a successful and inclusive uptake of AI on our continent. That is what we will strive for”.
Dragoş Tudorache (Renew Europe, RO), co-rapporteur for the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee: “The AI Act is a central piece of the European regulatory environment for the digital future and the first of its kind worldwide. We have a chance to lead by example and to shape the rules of the digital world according to our values. As the heart of European democracy, the European Parliament has a key role to play: we need to find the right balance between enhancing the protection of our fundamental rights and boosting Europe’s competitiveness and capacity to innovate.”
EU Digital COVID Certificate to enter Parliament
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