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  • Joanna Goodey: AI can impact virtually every fundamental right

    Joanna Goodey: AI can impact virtually every fundamental right

    When people are looking for a job, they might not receive a particular job advertisement - because, according to the algorithm, people with particular search engine histories, or people from a particular neighbourhood, or people of that gender, do not usually get certain jobs, says Joanna Goodey, Head of Research and Data Unit at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Séamus Boland: We cannot be strong, unless we are united

    Séamus Boland: We cannot be strong, unless we are united

    Instead of a need for a universal basic income, I see a need for guaranteed access to basic services, strengthened social security and welfare systems and decent minimum wages across Europe. The latter would guarantee proper dignity and respect to all workers, especially people who are employed in lower-paid jobs in our economy, says Séamus Boland, President of the EESC Diversity Europe Group, in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Tomi Huhtanen: EU should revive its drive for technological leadership

    Tomi Huhtanen: EU should revive its drive for technological leadership

    Stimulating the economy is now the only way out of the crisis. But debt creation should be combined with reforms and a vision for how the debt will be repaid in the future. If not, indeed, future generations will be paying not only the bill but also receiving a very fragile European economy, prone to potential future crises, says Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in an interview to Europost. 

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  • Ioannis Vardakastanis: Persons with disabilities have already paid a very high cost

    Ioannis Vardakastanis: Persons with disabilities have already paid a very high cost

    The next EU Disability Strategy should absolutely reflect the drastic and profound changes that has been happening and will happen in the EU as a whole – in the European society, in the European economy, in the European political system. It should also mainstream disability rights in the old and in the new policies, says Ioannis Vardakastanis, EESC's Diversity Europe Group Vice-president and President of the European Disability Forum, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We need urgently a deal for EU's own resources

    Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We need urgently a deal for EU's own resources

    Covid-19 clearly showed us that Europe is far from a finished product and needs a reboot. The world is changing and geopolitical layers are shifting. If we want to avoid getting squashed between global players, we need a different European Union, a union that is able to protect the interests of our citizens. As currently constructed, the bloc is not equipped to do so, says Ilhan Kyuchyuk, ALDE Party Vice-President and MEP, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Dr Nunez Ferrer: After losing Germany's support, 'frugal four' cannot stop the trend

    Dr Nunez Ferrer: After losing Germany's support, 'frugal four' cannot stop the trend

    EU budget rules are not designed for rescuing, but for operating under normal conditions. Now we have an emergency and you tell Member States that they will get all this money, expecting them to quickly prepare a programme and also spend the funds quickly, but in reality a year will pass until the first euro is spent. If there were absorption problems before, why shouldn't there be absorption problems with this recovery package, says Dr Jorge Nunez Ferrer, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Banks too must play part in tackling crisis

    Banks too must play part in tackling crisis

    Changes to EU rules on banks’ capital requirements to facilitate their ability to support households and businesses in the EU, were backed via remote vote by the EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) on Tuesday. With 41 votes to 16 and 2 abstentions, MEPs adopted the report authored by Jonas Fernandez, (S&D, Spain) for temporarily amending the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) as to respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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