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

The week of March 20-24 will see EU and Eurozone heads of state gather for the European Council and Euro Summit meetings in Brussels. Relative to the dossiers of interest, we find the vote on the EU Urban Mobility Framework and the work of the groups on the Chips Joint Undertaking and European Health Data Space.


Monday 20 March 2023. The Chips Joint Undertaking will be the focus of the Working Group on Research. The Presidency’s compromise text, among other things, highlights some changes regarding the Union’s financial contribution.


Monday 20 March 2023. In Brussels, the Energy Working Group will work on the regulation to reform the structure of the electricity market.

Tuesday 21 March 2023. The Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) will vote on the New EU Urban Mobility Framework. The rapporteur is Bulgarian Andrey Novakov (EPP). The new initiative, part of the broader “Efficient and Green Mobility Package” published on 14 December 2021, aims to make urban mobility more sustainable, smart and healthy. The proposal will pave the way for the transportation industry to reduce emissions by 90 % by improving connectivity, moving more people and goods by rail and inland waterways, supporting the deployment of charging stations, alternative refueling infrastructures, and new digital technologies, placing a greater emphasis on sustainable urban mobility, and simplifying the choice of transport modes within an effective multimodal transportation system.


Monday 20 March 2023. The Working Group on Public Health will focus on the European Health Data Space.


Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March 2023. The European Council meeting in Brussels is scheduled to be followed by the Euro Summit exclusively on Friday.

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