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

In the week from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February 2023, the EU institutions will be particularly busy on three fronts. On the digital side, the main dossiers involve the debate on the transparency of advertising for political purposes and the Data Act, while on health, the Swedish Presidency conference focusing on cancer treatment.


Tuesday 31 January 2023. The Working Party on Telecommunications and the Information Society (Telco) will be focusing on the report of the European Court of Auditors on eGovernance, followed by considerations on the compromise text on the Data Act.

Wednesday 1 February 2023. Parliament’s plenary in Brussels will debate on transparency, targeting political advertising. The dossier’s rapporteur is Italian Sandro Gozi (Renew). The Commission’s proposal was presented two years ago, on 25 November 2021. This legislation aims to promote high standards of transparency in political advertising within the Union. The directive will contribute to the fight against disinformation, manipulation of information and electoral interference. The main points concern regulatory certainty, more rules for transparency, and restrictions on personalised targeting.


Wednesday 1 February 2023. The European Commission and the Swedish Presidency will organise a high-level conference on cancer treatment and prevention. Three main areas – prevention, early diagnosis and data-driven cancer care – will be the focus of the conference.