New Commissioner responsible for Robotics
The new European Commission has been formally approved by the European Parliment and took office as of February 10, 2010. Ms. Neelie Kroes was appointed as the new Commissioner for Digital Agenda responsible for the Directorate General Information Society and Media (INFSO) which includes Robotics. Ms. Neelie Kroes is the successor of Ms. Vivian Reding who was confirmed as the new Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union. The mandate for the new Commission is for five years. During this period, the Parliament will oversee the Commission's work and discuss its political priorities, as well as its legislative and budgetary proposals.
The robotics community looks forward to a fruitful cooperation with the new Commissioner.
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