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Justice Minister says 28 day wait for result in EU election is 'mind-boggling'

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has raised the prospect of a return to electronic voting.

Amid the fallout of a lengthy recount in the Ireland South constituency, Mr Flanagan has put the controversial electronic method back on the agenda. He wants the new electoral commission, which is expected to begin work later this year, to prioritise a study of international best practice in the area.

Weiterlesen: EU recount delay now shows need for e-voting - Minister

Technology can enable us to implement the smart cities of the future, but knowledge sharing is just as vital.

Faced with challenges such as climate change, health problems related to air pollution and increasingly concentrated amounts of people living in cities, adapting our cities in order to offer a better quality of life is vital. Technology can offer us a stepping stone to the cities of the future, but this is not the only aspect which needs to be focused on in order to implement new ideas and create better living areas and conditions for city dwellers.

Weiterlesen: EU: Smart city citizen engagement the key to future development

Today, the European Parliament voted on a new Regulation, which will strengthen the security of identity cards and residence documents throughout the European Union. The weak security features of ID cards in some Member States, still issuing paper ID cards, represent a serious security risk, as they can easily be falsified and could be used by terrorists and other criminals to enter in the EU. The Regulation will introduce minimum common security standards making them secure and reliable.

Welcoming this vote, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “In the future, all ID cards and residence documents issued in the EU should have the same minimum security standards. This will help us detect and prevent terrorists and criminals from using forged ID cards and from crossing our borders, whilst safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our citizens, including their mobility."

Weiterlesen: EU: Secure ID cards and residence documents: Commission welcomes Parliament's vote

EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database.

The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU citizens.

This new database will be known as the Common Identity Repository (CIR) and is set to unify records on over 350 million people.

Weiterlesen: EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

Ethical guidelines and legislative proposals at European level are urgently needed to ensure that the major socio-economic transformations triggered by artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to a better quality of life for European citizens, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) states in an opinion drafted by Jan Trei (EE/EPP), Mayor of Viimsi Rural Municipality.

In a recent communication the European Commission sets out a European initiative on AI, aiming to boost the EU's technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy and to prepare for socio-economic changes it is bringing. However, EU's cities and regions regret that the proposed measures are not enough binding and ambitious and do not cover the public sector at local and regional level.

Weiterlesen: EU: Cities and regions contribute to the development of artificial intelligence

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