Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the European Commission to a question (Rule 138) by Alex Agius Saliba (S&D) on “Interpretation of the guidance on interpretation and determination of capacity under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive”.
Question for written answer Z-045/2019 to the European Central Bank (Rule 140) by Ernest Urtasun (Greens/AFE) on Market neutrality principle.
The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator.
Update: the opinion from DEVE Committee is available.
The press releases regarding the outcomes of the Commissioner-designate hearings are included in this post.
Europe can no longer take prosperity, stability, or even democracy, for granted. Fundamental changes in technology, in relations between and within continents, are under way. A 2°C rise in global temperature will have a huge and disruptive impact across the board – and is harder than ever to avoid. Several other long-term trends are pointing in the wrong direction.
Highlights of the October I plenary session included statements and debates on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019, on greening the European Investment Bank (EIB), in the presence of the Bank’s president, and on how to prevent conflicts of interest in the EU. Parliament also debated statements made by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) on the situation in northern Syria and Ukraine. Debates took place on Council and Commission statements on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and own resources. Finally, Members discussed Commission statements on United States tariffs on European goods following the World Trade Organization’s Airbus dispute decision, on authorisation of genetically modified organisms, and on the fight against cancer.
Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.