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What is the 'status quo' in September 2023?
(1) European Commission: The proposal for an AI Act (Regulation + Annex) was presented on 21 April 2021. Since then, the Commission's task is to support the co-legislators in concluding the Interinstitutional negotiations (trilogue).
➤ Contact person: Killian Gross, DG Connect Unit A2
(2) Council: While the Progress Report of the Slovenian Presidency (2/2021) only covered Art 1 - 7, the French Presidency (1/2022) discussed and proposed compromises for the whole text. It was the Czech Presidency (2/2022), which managed to finalize the General Approach of the Council on 6 December 2022.
➤ Contact person: Carlos Romero, Spanish Presidency
(3) European Parliament: The co-Rapporteurs presented their draft report in the IMCO and LIBE committee on 20 April 2022. After the deadline for AMs on 1 June 2022, the drafting of compromises and political negotiations began. Five additional committees adopted an opinion (JURI with Rule 57+ | ITRE and CULT with Rule 57 | ENVI and TRAN with Rule 56). The IMCO/LIBE committee vote took place on 11 May 2023, while the whole European Parliament eventually adopted the report on 14 June 2023 in plenary.
IMCO/LIBE - lead committees (Rule 58 - joint committee procedure)
➤ Representative for the IMCO committee: MEP Brando Benifei
➤ Representative for the LIBE committee: MEP Dragoş Tudorache
Associated committees - JURI (Rule 57+), ITRE/CULT (Rule 57)
➤ Exclusive competences on Art 13, 14, 52, 69
➤ Exclusive competences on Art 15, 55
Committees for simple opinion - ENVI/TRAN (Rule 56)
(4) Other EU Institutions or advisory bodies: While these bodies have no legislative power, their non-binding opinions should be also taken into account by the European Commission, Council of the European Union and European Parliament.
(4) Trilogue negotiations: Directly after the adoption of its positions, the European Parliament met the Swedish Presidency in the first political trilogue session on 14 June 2023. It was however the Spanish Presidency under which the negotiations have accelerated. The joint goal of Parliament, Council and Commission is to arrive at a political agreement at the end of the year.