The meetings of the parliamentary committees at the European Parliament resume in the week from 30 May to 3 June. On Monday, the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the committee responsible for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will hold a public hearing on the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU taxonomy. As well, an extraordinary meeting of the European Council will be held this week in Brussels, while the General Affairs Council with a focus on European cohesion, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council and the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will meet in Luxembourg. Particularly significant, is the meeting of the representatives of the Member States responsible for digital health (e-Health) and the meeting of the network of national competent authorities for medical devices to be held this week in Paris.
Following are the main dossiers to be discussed during the week in the energy and health fields.
- Monday 30 May 2022: The parliamentary committee responsible for Economic and Monetary Problems (ECON) and that for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will hold a public hearing on the supplementary delegated act relating to the EU taxonomy. The act proposed by the Commission specifies the criteria for those economic activities qualified as contributing to climate change mitigation or adaptation and not causing “significant harm” to any of the other relevant environmental objectives. It includes nuclear and gas activities in the EU classification. Lawmakers have until July 10, 2022 to decide whether to veto the Commission’s proposal.
- Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 June 2022: Representatives of the Member States responsible for digital health will meet in Paris to discuss and evaluate the progress of European initiatives within the domain of e-Health.
- Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 June 2022: The meeting of the network of national competent authorities for medical devices will be held in Paris. The main task of the network is to facilitate the implementation and application of EU regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
- Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2022: An extraordinary meeting of the European Council will be held in Brussels. On the agenda there will be the situation in Ukraine, its repercussions on the energy markets, and also issues related to the Union’s external security, defence and food security.
- Thursday 2 June 2022: European Cohesion Ministers will meet in Luxembourg for the General Affairs Council (focus on cohesion in Europe). During the Council, ministers should adopt the conclusions of the Commission’s communication on cohesion in Europe in view of 2050. The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport) will also take place in Luxembourg on the same day and on Friday 3 June 2022.
- Friday 3 June 2022: During the Foreign Affairs Council focussing on trade, the European ministers responsible for trade will have the opportunity to discuss the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the preparations for its ministerial conference to be held in Geneva from 12-15 June 2022.