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The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, June 25, 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 the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) will vote to adopt proposed amendments to … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Summits: Main Takeaways for Tech and Defense

Three summits last week—G-7, NATO, and U.S.-EU—launched a wide range of transatlantic initiatives to coordinate policy, particularly on trade, technology, and defense. These new formats and dialogues can ensure a much deeper level of regulatory cooperation between the United States and Europe by exchanging perspectives, briefing materials, and in some cases, staff. For companies on … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, June 11, 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 Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (“AIDA”) will hold a public hearing together with … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, May 28, 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 Security and Defense (“SEDE”) will have an exchange of views with the Commission Executive Vice-President … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, May 21, 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, the MEPs of the Committee on International Trade (“INTA”) will debate on the EU’s trade policy tools addressing … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, May 14, 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 Monday, MEPs will debate an Own-initiative Report of the Committee on Industry, Energy and Research (“ITRE”) on a European … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, May 7, 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 Foreign Affairs (“AFET”) will hold several debates on a series of draft reports on the … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, April 23, 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 plenary is set to finally ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), the extensive free trade … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – Friday, April 16, 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 Thursday, MEPs of the Committee on Legal Affairs (“JURI”) will have an exchange of views with Thierry Breton on … Continue Reading

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
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