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What is the 'status quo' in November 2022?
(1) European Commission: The proposal for an AI Act (Regulation + Annex) was presented on 21 April 2021. The Commission is now waiting for the co-legislators to finalize their positions before assisting them during 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 will likely be the Czech Presidency (2/2022), which manage to finalize the General Approach of the Council in November or even the Swedish Presidency (1/2023) in early 2023. Member States name the complexity and potential overlaps with sector-specific laws as two of the main reasons for the slow progress.
➤ Contact person: Veronika Rozsypal, Czech Presidency
(3) European Parliament: The two co-Rapporteurs of the IMCO and LIBE committee presented their draft report on 20 April 2022. After the deadline for AMs on 1 June, the drafting of compromises and political negotiations begin. Moreover, there are the opinions of 5 committees to be taken into account (JURI with Rule 57+ | ITRE and CULT with Rule 57 | ENVI and TRAN with Rule 56). The vote in plenary will not take place before the end of 2022 or even in early 2023. As reasons, one can point to the long competence struggles in 2021 as well as the difficult cooperation among the two co-Rapporteurs with very different views.
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.