Committee meetings at the European Parliament will be resuming in the week between 13 and 17 June. Among others, the committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), the committee on the Internal Market (IMCO) and the committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) will meet. As well as, during a joint meeting the committees responsible for the Environment (ENVI) and for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) will vote on a motion to reject the delegated act that includes gas and nuclear power in the EU taxonomy for sustainable investments.
As for the Council’s agenda, two meetings of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council (EPSCO) will be held this week, in addition to the Foreign Affairs Council, the Eurogroup and the Economy and Finance Council.
Also, the informal meeting of EU attachés responsible for industry will be held between 15 and 17 June in Bayonne, France. The themes at the center of the meeting will be decarbonisation and the green transformation of the aviation industry.
- Monday 13 June 2022: The committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Itre) will vote on the draft opinion of the commission on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). The rapporteur for opinion for ITRE is Bulgarian MEP Eva Maydell (EPP).
- Tuesday 14 June 2022: ITRE members will discuss the draft report by Croatian MEP Romana Jerković (S&D) on the proposed revision of the Regulation on the establishment of a framework for a European digital identity.
- Wednesday 15 June 2022: During the meeting of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the delegation of MEPs who participated in the visit to Silicon Valley last 23 May will report on the mission to the other MEPs.
- Tuesday 14 June 2022: The committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) will meet in a joint session to vote a motion to reject the delegated act that includes gas and nuclear in the EU taxonomy for sustainable investments. On the same day, during the meeting of the ITRE committe, the Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson will present to the MEPs the “REPowerEU” plan -presented on 18 May 2022 by the Commission. The aim of the plan is to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the Union’s green transition.
- Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 June 2022: EU attachés responsible for industry will participate in an informal meeting organized by the French presidency of the Council to discuss decarbonisation and green transformation of the aviation industry in Bayonne, France.
- Tuesday 14 June 2022: Members of the Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) will vote on the draft report on mental health in the digital world of work. The report whose Rapporteur is Irish MEP Maria Walsh (EPP), reiterates how it is necessary to update the current legislation on safety and health at work to respond to the new realities of the digital age. In addition, on Tuesday the parliamentary committee responsible for the Environment (ENVI) will hold an exchange of views with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on the monkeypox epidemic. But that is not all. The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council (focus Health) will meet in Luxembourg to discuss innovation in the health field. The main topics will be the European health data space (the proposal for a directive put forward by the European Commission in May 2022), the possible revision of the EU’s global strategy on health and the progress of the draft regulation on threats for cross-border health.
- Sunday 12 to Wednesday 15 June 2022: The Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will meet in Geneva for the twelfth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization. On the meeting agenda there will be the organizational reform and the economic consequences of the pandemic and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
- Thursday 16 June 2022: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council (focus on Social Policy) will meet again on 16 June. During the meeting, ministers will discuss the draft legislation on the improvement of working conditions through digital platforms, which aims to guarantee legal recognition to those who work on digital platforms as well as to increase transparency regarding the use of algorithms by digital work platforms. As well as, the Eurogroup meeting will be held in Luxembourg on the same day.
- Friday 17 June 2022: European finance ministers will meet in Luxembourg for the Economy and Finance council.