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What is the 'status quo' in May 2023?
(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 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 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 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 plenary will debate/vote the report on 13/14 June.
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.