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Artificial intelligence and the Brussels effect

Published on 20/06/2023

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE BRUSSELS EFFECT One of AEPL's most important actions at the moment is the recognition of our "Artificial Intelligence" working group, led by our friend Joël De Decker, which has been accredited, consulted and...

The electric car: social progress? physical progress? realistic progress?

Published on 30/05/2023

Dear friends "The European decision to stop producing internal combustion engine cars from 2035 affects a considerable number of key areas: the environment, climate, energy, transport, industry, sovereignty, domestic policy, international competition, etc.

Germany signs up to the end of internal combustion engines, but subject to conditions

Published on 12/04/2023

End of internal combustion engines in 2035: Germany signs, but subject to conditions After the exasperation caused to its partners by its procrastination, Germany has finally signed the European agreement on the end of internal combustion engines from 2035. But only after...

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21/10/2023 - 10:00

21/10/2023 - 10:00
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Luxembourg European Meeting

Athénée de Luxembourg

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05/06/2023 - 14:00
05/03/2023 - 00:00

EAFT General Meeting 2023

House of International Associations, Brussels

26èmes Rencontres Européennes de Luxembourg

Publié le 08/09/2023

L’Union européenne a initié en 2019 le « Pacte vert pour l’Europe » avec comme principal objectif de faire de notre continent le premier au monde à être neutre pour le climat, en 2050. Comment traduire cette volonté politique en...

AEPL visit to the European Commission's special envoy

Published on 27/02/2023

A delegation comprising Guy T'hooft, Claude Wachtelaer, Tony Van der haegen and Eric Paradis visited the European Commission's Special Envoy, Baron Frans Van Daele, for the defence of freedom of belief in the countries...

High-level meeting with philosophical and non-confessional leaders

Published on 02/12/2022

Welcome address by Margaritis SCHINAS, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for promoting our European way of life Statement by Othmar KARAS, First Vice-President of the European Parliament

AEPL Report "Religion and the EU's external policies

Published on 01/01/2021

Religion and the EU's external policies. A critical analysis. Summary. The European Free Thought Association has noted with interest the document drawn up by the European Parliament's Research Service on the links between the EU's external policies and...

AEPL report "Governance of AI".

Published on 15/06/2020

For better European governance of Artificial Intelligence. The European Union wants: AI that puts people and citizens first; technologies that are reliable and therefore trustworthy; to put these technologies at the service of a society...

Rapport AEPL “Avenir du Travail”

Publié le 01/07/2019

UNION EUROPEENNE : TRANSITION NUMERIQUE, TRAVAIL, EMPLOI ET NOUVELLES SOLIDARITES. Claude WACHTELEAR et Eric MAERTENS, coordinateurs du Groupe de Travail La diffusion des technologies numériques et ses effets recouvrent divers champs : éthique, éducation,  culture, travail. L’AEPL est bien consciente qu’il existe des liens...

EAFT letter "30 years of the Single European market".

Published on 10/07/2023

Dear First Vice-President of the European Parliament, Dear Mr Karas, Thank you very much for organising a seminar on Monday 27 June 2023 as part of the Article 17 dialogue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EU's single market, by looking...

Letter from AEPL "Women's freedom in Iran".

Published on 24/09/2022

Dear High Representative, The European Association of Free Thought, AEPL, is accredited, informed and consulted by the European Commission under Article 17 of the TFEU. Like many others, we have followed the latest events in Iran and admired the...

Letter from EAFT "Freedom of philosophical conviction".

Published on 12/08/2022

Madam President of the European Commission On behalf of the Association Européenne de la Pensée Libre (AEPL), which is well known to your services, we are contacting you to express a number of reservations concerning the very principle of...

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