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

The week from 3-7 October 2022 will be packed with activities. From 3-6, the European Parliament will meet in Strasbourg for the plenary session. As well, many parliamentary committees have scheduled meetings in view of the debates and votes during the plenary. These include the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG).

As far as the Council is concerned, the Eurogroup and the “Economy and Finance” Council will meet in Luxembourg to discuss the main issues that have been worrying Europe in recent months such as energy prices, the economic situation and the war in Ukraine.

The Czech Republic will be hosting many important meetings on cyber and health issues. Representatives of the CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response teams) and of CyCLONe (the Cyber ​​Crisis Liaison Organisation Network) will be meeting in Brno, while Prague will host the meeting of the Committee for medicines for human use (Committee for Human Medicinal Products – CHMP).


Monday, 3 October. In plenary session the own-initiative report put forward by the parliamentary Commission for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) on the impact of new technologies (crypto-assets and blockchain) on taxation will be debated. The rapporteur for the dossier is the Portuguese MEP Lidia Pereira (EPP).

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October. Brno will host the meeting of the network of representatives of CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response teams) organised by the National Agency for Cyber and Information Security of the Czech Republic.

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October. Also in Brno, and always related to cybersecurity, there will be the meeting of representatives of the CyCLONe (Cyber Crisis Liaison Organisation Network). The network deals with the management of the current crises concerning cyber space.


Monday 3 October. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will vote on the approval of various measures, including the draft opinion on the energy performance of buildings, the draft opinion on the inclusion of some chapters of RePowerEU in the NRPs and a draft resolution in view of COP27.

Wednesday 5 October. The resolution on the response of the European Union to the rise in energy prices in Europe, will be voted in plenary.


Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October. MEPs are expected to debate and endorse provisional agreements to strengthen the EU’s capacity to prevent and control communicable diseases and tackle cross-border health threats. The two reports presented by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) constitute the first package of proposals to create a European Health Union. The rapporteurs of the measures are the Polish MEP Joanna Kopcińska (ECR) and the French MEP Véronique Trillet-Lenoir (Renew), respectively.

Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October. A meeting of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) will be held in Prague.


Monday 3 October. The Eurogroup meeting is scheduled in Luxembourg. On the agenda there will be the macroeconomic situation of the euro area, the political response to energy prices and its pressures on inflation. Other points to be discussed include the National Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs). Furthermore, the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) will meet in Strasbourg to examine and vote on its position on the Union General Budget for 2023.

Tuesday 4 October. The Ministers of Economy and Finance will meet for the Economy and Finance Council to discuss energy prices and the proposal for the inclusion of some chapters of REPowerEU in the National RRPs in order to reach a general orientation. Other items on the agenda will include the war in Ukraine, preparations for the G20 (15-16 November, Bali) and climate finance ahead of COP27 (6-18 November, Sharm El-Sheik).