The EU4Energy Governance project undertakes to support Ukraine in developing a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the renovation of the national stock of residential and commercial buildings, to boost their energy efficiency.
Case numbers: A-001-2019 (consolidated) and A-003-2019.
The 18 July plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels played host to PR 35/2019, Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health, who presented the programme of the Finnish EU presidency. This includes a special focus on sustainability and the wellbeing of citizens. Minister Pekonen also listed enhancing the rule of law and EU values among its other priorities.
Overall, the European Parliament, Council and Commission have put in place adequate ethical frameworks, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But the auditors also identified certain areas where the coverage, specificity, clarity and level of guidance could be improved and harmonised, as well as examples of best practice. In addition, staff awareness and perception of the ethical framework and culture should be strengthened, say the auditors.
The European Union and Canada signed an ocean partnership agreement on 18 July. The partnerships confirms the two sides’ belief that ocean governance is a shared challenge and responsibility. Only international cooperation can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, their resources and ecosystems.
Update: the European Parliament published the ‘At a Glance: Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July II 2019’ and the Plenary Highlights.
On 16 July, there will be a statement by the candidate for President of the Commission followed by a debate, and Council and Commission statements on the review of the Romanian Presidency. The election of the President of the Commission will also take place.
On 17 July, there will be Council and Commission statements on the presentation of the activities of the Finnish Presidency, followed by a vote on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations, and an announcement of appointments to interparliamentary delegations. There will also be Council and Commission statements on the clean air zones in EU cities.
Update – the authorisation notice has been published in the Official Journal.