The result is in. Together, three opposition political forces have received a majority of elected representatives in both houses of Poland’s parliament.
In the opening words of her State of the Union address, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen rightly pointed out the need for institutions to “[earn] the trust of Europeans to deal with their aspirations and anxieties.” However, what followed did not explain how to achieve that goal. Four years into this Commission’s term, the speech offered almost no policies to address underlying problems, instead asking merely for a bunch of reports on persistent and well-known issues.
A missed opportunity: European Parliament upholds facial recognition ban, but fails to properly protect people’s rights in AI Act vote.
In today’s AI Act vote, MEPs failed to protect society at large, not to mention vulnerable groups like migrants and refugees, and voted against measures to introduce proper complaints and representation systems for human rights violations.