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The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, April 9, 2021

Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Tuesday, MEPs of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (“LIBE”) will have their first debate with … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, March 19, 2021

Next week will be a mixed week with committee meetings and plenary sessions in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Tuesday, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON”) will have a debate … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, March 12, 2021

Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, during a meeting of the Committee on Environment, Health, and Food Safety (“ENVI”), Commission Deputy Director-General for Health … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, February 26, 2021

Next week will be a mixed week of committee and political groups meetings in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Thursday, the MEPs of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON”) will … Continue Reading

EU Cloud Initiatives in 2021 and 2022

For the European Union, data is a core priority for economic growth, whether to facilitate personalized medicine or autonomous vehicles.  Between 2018 and 2025, the value of the data economy in Europe is projected to nearly triple, from €301 billion to €829 billion, and the number of data professionals is expected to nearly double. Given … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, February 19, 2021

Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the European Parliament will host an inter-parliamentary conference on economic stability, coordination and governance in the EU.  The … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, February 5, 2021

Next week will be a plenary week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Tuesday, the Parliament will debate and vote on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (“RFF”), the main pillar of the … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, January 22, 2021

Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON”) will have a structured dialogue with Commissioner for Financial Services … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, January 15, 2021

Next week will be plenary week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, MEPs will debate and vote (Tuesday) on a report on strengthening the EU’s capabilities to enforce its rights under … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, January 8, 2021

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather virtually and in person in Brussels for committee meetings.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Committee on International Trade (“INTA”) is the first Committee to debate on the merits of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), which … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, December 4, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in person and virtually in Brussels for committee meetings.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Legal Affairs Committee (“JURI”) will vote on a report that addresses interpretive questions of public international law on the military uses of AI … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, November 27, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in person and virtually in Brussels for committee meetings.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday and Tuesday, MEPs of the Committee on International Trade (“INTA”) will have an exchange of views with Sabine Weyand, Director-General of DG Trade on … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, November 20, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in person and virtually in Brussels for plenary sessions.  Several interesting votes and debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, MEPs will debate how to update the new Industrial Strategy for Europe.  The Commission presented its initial Industrial Strategy on March 10, 2020, but … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, November 6, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in person and virtually in Brussels for committee meetings and plenary sessions.  Several interesting votes and meetings are scheduled to take place. On Monday, technical meetings are planned between negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the EU’s long-term budget … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, October 23, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for committee meetings.  Several interesting votes and meetings are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the European Parliament’s Committee on the International Market and Consumer Protection (“IMCO”) will vote on a resolution that calls on the Commission to establish a consumer “right to … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, October 9, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for committee and political groups’ meetings.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Committee on Budgets (“BUDG”) and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (“ECON”) will both vote on a draft report on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, September 25, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for committee and political groups’ meetings.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) will have an exchange of views with Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the 2030 Climate Target … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, September 18, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for committee meetings.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, MEPs of the Foreign Affairs Committee (“AFET”) will have an exchange of views with China’s Ambassador to the EU, Ming Zhang.  It is likely that MEPs will discuss the outcomes … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, September 11, 2020

Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for plenary sessions.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, MEPs will debate on a draft Report on the System of Own Resources of the EU.  According to the co-rapporteurs, MEP José Manuel Fernandes (PT, EPP) and MEP Valérie Hayeris … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, August 28, 2020

Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) returned from their summer recess this week.  Next week, they will have committee meetings.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Tuesday, the Committee on Budgets (“BUDG”) will debate on the status quo of the negotiations with the Council of the EU on the EU’s long-term budget … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, June 26, 2020

Next week will be a committee and political group week for the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) in Brussels.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Monday, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE”) will have an exchange of views on the establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, June 12, 2020

Next week will be a plenary week for the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”).  Due to the restrictions in place to tackle COVID-19, the plenary sessions will be held virtually.  Several interesting debates are scheduled to take place. On Wednesday, MEPs will debate with the Council of the EU and European Commission on protecting … Continue Reading
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