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Thumbs up for barrier-free trade with Canada

Economy -

The European Parliament has approved the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), clearing one of its last hurdles. Seven years in the making, the deal is set to ease trade barriers between Canada and the EU, and remains to be ratified by national parliaments.

Manufacture News 02:06

MEPs push for carbon trading reform

Economy -

The European cap-and-trade system is the first of its kind in the world to tackle carbon emissions with free market tools...and it direly needs an update. Ian Duncan, the Parliament’s rapporteur on the project, is spearheading negotiations for urgent reforms.

A human hand and robotic hand hold a ball together. 04:22

RoboLaw: Regulating robotics

Society -

What legal rights should a robot have? Polo Sant'Anna Valdera is one of the leading research centres for robotics. As technology advances, its staff see this question as increasingly important. Innovation raises new legal and ethical issues. The European Parliament wants to address these issues so robotics continues to flourish in 2017.

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