Digital, energy and health: this week’s Brussels agenda in a nutshell



During the week of 25-29 April, among others, the following parliamentary committees will be meeting: the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMLP), the Committee on the Environment (ENVI), the Committee on Transport (TRAN). As well, the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) will also be meeting on Monday and will hold an interparliamentary meeting on the subject of the subsidiarity mechanism of the European Union. The meeting will be attended by MEPs, national parliamentarians, representatives of the European Commission and of the Committee of the Regions, as well as relevant experts. No ministerial summits in the EU Council are scheduled for the week from 25 to 29 April, while the meetings of the working groups continue. There will also take place in Paris the informal meeting of the High-Level Working Group responsible for Competitiveness and Growth on Wednesday 27 April.

DIGITAL

Wednesday 27 April 2022: The informal meeting of the High-Level Working Group “Competitiveness and Growth” will take place in Paris. The meeting will be an opportunity for participants to discuss the next steps for the implementation of the European industrial policy in support of the internal market also in view of the next Competitiveness Council (9-10 June).

ENERGY

Thursday 28 April 2022: Members of the Committee on the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (Envi) will discuss with Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans the Fit for 55 (by 2030) legislative dossiers currently being examined by the Parliament and the Council. During the dialogue, MEPs will also discuss initiatives related to biodiversity, the fight against deforestation, the circular economy and the Farm to Fork strategy. As well, the Committee responsible for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) will vote on the draft opinion on the proposal for a regulation establishing the Social Climate Fund. The rapporteur for opinion on the dossier is the French MEP Leila Chaibi (GUE / NGL). Not only. On Thursday, the Committee will also vote on the draft opinion of the Bulgarian MEP Andrey Novakov (PPE) on the proposed revision of the directive on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

HEALTH

Thursday 28 April 2022: Members of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) will meet with Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, in the framework of the structured dialogue with the European Commission on the implementation of the 2022 Work Programme and on the preparation of the Work Programme for 2023.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Monday 25 April 2022: Members of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) will vote on the draft report on the regulation on foreign subsidies. The rapporteur for the report, which will be the basis for the forthcoming inter-institutional negotiations with the Council, is the Luxembourg MEP Christophe Hansen (EPP). Also, on Monday, the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) will hold an inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting on the subject of the EU’s subsidiarity mechanism. The objective of the meeting is to discuss the efficiency of the subsidiarity mechanism, involving MEPs and national parliamentarians, representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions and experts. For the Italian Parliament, Mr. Matteo Luigi Bianchi (Lega, ID) and Ms. Francesca Galizia (M5S, NI) will participate.