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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 12-16 July 2021

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Press release - Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU

MEPs adopted rules to facilitate making more data available to help create new products and innovation, in particular in Artificial Intelligence.
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy


Press release - Slovenian Presidency debriefs EP committees on priorities

Ministers outlined the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.
Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Committee on Culture and Education
Committee on Development
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Committee on International Trade
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Committee on Fisheries
Committee on Regional Development
Committee on Transport and Tourism


Press release - Kremlin politics: MEPs call for EU strategy to promote democracy in Russia

Foreign Affairs Committee says the EU must push back against Russia's aggressive policies while laying groundwork for cooperation with a future democratic country.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - MEPs set out their vision for a new EU strategy for China

The EU should continue talking to China about global challenges like climate change and health crises, while raising its concerns over systemic human rights violations.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or "revolving door" cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff.
Committee on Constitutional Affairs


Press release - Boosting the EU's capacity to anticipate and respond to health crises

MEPs outline how the EU should strengthen crisis prevention, preparedness and response when addressing future serious cross-border health threats.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - High-Level Conference on the Global State of Human Rights

On 16 July, Parliament will co-host the first-ever Global State of Human Rights conference to discuss the state of human rights internationally.
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - EU 2030 climate target: MEPs to quiz Commission VP Timmermans

Executive VP Timmermans will present the Commission's "Fit for 55 in 2030" package and debate with Environment Committee MEPs, on the day of its adoption.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


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