During the week of 20-26 June, the meetings of the parliamentary committee responsible for the budget (BUDG) and the parliamentary committee of inquiry responsible for examining the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) will be held. Not only. This week, MEPs will meet in Brussels for the Parliament’s mini-plenary session from Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 June. As for the Council agenda, the General Affairs Council and the European Council will be held this week. In addition, the informal meeting of the Working Group on Telecommunications will take place on Monday in Toulouse, followed by the 2022 edition of the Digital Assembly on Tuesday and Wednesday. As well, there will be the meeting of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in Paris
Monday 20 June 2022: The informal meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications will be held in Toulouse. On the agenda, there are issues related to digital and technological sovereignty and the green transition of the digital economy.
Tuesday 21 June 2022: The Budget Committee (BUDG) will discuss measures for a common high level of cybersecurity in EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. As well, the committee responsible for examining the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) will also meet on the day and will hold an exchange of views with the Israeli company NSO, which will be followed by a hearing on the topic “Budget of spyware providers in the EU “, listening to experts to take stock of the current panorama of spyware providers in Europe.
Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June: The 2022 edition of the Digital Assembly will also be held in Toulouse. The assembly, co-organised by the Presidency of the EU Council and the European Commission, aims at bringing together European stakeholders in the digital world providing them with the opportunity to discuss and share experiences on the progress of the Digital Single Market and digital policies.
Wednesday 22 June 2022: During the plenary session, MEPs will vote on the report by the German MEP Peter Liese (EPP) on the review of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a mechanism for border carbon adaptation presented by the Dutch MEP Mohammed Chahim (S&D), and the report on the Social Climate Fund (SCF), the fund that will offset the potential social impacts of the Union’s increased climate ambition. Speakers on the dossier are the Maltese MEP Casa David (EPP, EMPL) and the Dutch Esther De Lange (EPP, ENVI).
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022: The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) will meet in Paris. The committee deals with all aspects of risk management related to the use of medicines. Its members include representatives of EU Member States, experts nominated by the European Commission and representatives of health professional and patient organisations.
Tuesday 21 June 2022: At the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, ministers will debate on the follow-up initiatives to the Conference on the Future of Europe, on specific recommendations on the European Semester for 2022 and on the situation in Ukraine.
Wednesday 22 June 2022: During the mini plenary session, MEPs will discuss the implementation of the recovery and resilience mechanism. Rapporteurs on the dossier for the Parliament are MEPs Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, Spain), Siegfried Mureşan (PPE, Romania) and Dragoş Pîslaru (Renew, Romania).
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022: The European Council will meet in Brussels. During the summit, the European heads of state and government will address the same issues addressed by the General Affairs Council in the previous days (Conference on the future of Europe, the war in Ukraine and its economic consequences).