Irish Election Fallout: The rocky road to government formation
The results of last week’s general election have delivered one of the biggest shocks to the political system in a century. An appetite for change has seen Sinn Féin surge to take its place as the most popular party in the country, with an impressive 24.5% share of the vote. The century long duopoly enjoyed by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has ended, and a new political landscape has been redrawn, although what shape this might take remains unclear. Sinn Féin, who offered themselves as an alternative to the traditionally dominant establishment parties, won 37 seats with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael both suffering heavy losses to leave them on 38 and 35 seats respectively. Keep reading
European Champions of the 21st century – Free market or “Europe first” policies?
For decades, the European Union’s competition policy seemed untouchable. Over the past 5 years, the EU’s competition czar and liberal Dane, Margrethe Vestager, reigned supreme. She led the enforcement of the EU’s open-market, level-playing field and broad fair competition rules across a broad range of sectors of the Internal Market. Keep reading
Parliament lays out its requirements for AI regulation
On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted its position, by way of a non-binding resolution, on how to address the challenges arising from the rapid development of AI and automated decision-making (ADM) technologies. The Parliament’s opinion was delivered exactly one week before the European Commission will publish its approach to AI and ADM. Keep reading
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