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

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A particularly busy week for the ENVI and ITRE Committees. Specifically, the vote on the European Digital Identity and several votes on interim agreements that emerged from emission trading negotiations. Worth mentioning is the public hearing on the European Media Freedom Act. In the background, the special meeting of the European Council.


Monday 6 February 2023. Amendments on the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive will be considered, with rapporteur for the opinion being Spain’s Marc Angel (S&D). There will also be a public hearing on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) in the CULT Committee.

Thursday 9 February 2023. In Brussels, the ITRE Committee will vote on the adoption of draft report and to enter into interinstitutional negotiations for regulation establishing the European Digital Identity, a proposal whose rapporteur is the Croatian Romana Jerković (S&D). Therefore, the Committee will vote on the adoption of draft report on the Data Act, whose rapporteur is the Spanish Pilar del Castillo Vera (PPE).


Monday 6 February 2023. The Working Committee on Public Health will work on the European Health Data Space proposal.

Thursday 9 February 2023. The directive on quality and safety standards for substances of human origin intended for human application will be discussed in the ENVI Committee. The rapporteur is the French Nathalie Colin-Oesterlé (EPP).


Tuesday 7 February 2023. The Energy Working Group will work on the Energy Charter Treaty. As well, the Working Group on Atomic Issues will evaluate the Commission Regulation (Euratom) of Feb. 8 on the application of Euratom safeguards.

Thursday 9 February 2023. In the ENVI Committee, several votes will be taken on interim agreements that have emerged from inter-institutional negotiations. These include: the directive establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Union and the Decision on the Establishment and Operation of a Market Stabilising Reserve, with rapporteur of the legislative initiative being German Peter Liese (EPP); the quantity of allowances to be included in the reserve, with rapporteur of the amending decision being Maltese Cyrus Engerer (S&D); the Border Carbon Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) signed by the Dutch Mohammed Chahim (S&D). On the same day, in the ITRE Committee, Germany’s Markus Pieper (EPP) will report on the progress of negotiations on amendments to several pieces of legislation aimed at promoting energy from renewable sources.


Thursday 9 Friday – 10 February 2023. A special meeting of the European Council will be held in Brussels.