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Strasbourg (ANSA) – The European Parliament has rejected the rejection resolution on taxonomy. 328 MEPs voted against the resolution, 278 votes in favour, 33 abstentions. With this vote, the Commission’s delegated act, which provides for the inclusion of gas and nuclear power in the taxonomy, can thus continue its process. The vote revealed the divisions in the Ursula majority and in the one that in Italy, supports the government of Mario Draghi. The Greens, Left and S&D voted for the rejection of the delegated act. EPP, ECR, ID and the majority of the Renew group voted to maintain the delegated act (just under 30 dissidents among Liberals). There were 36 votes in dissent in the EPP, those in the Socialists 21.Among the Italians PD, M5S and Verdi voted for rejection, FI, FDI, Lega and IV voted against. The two Dimaian representatives abstained. (July 6)

Europe enters the new digital era, green light for Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

Strasbourg (ANSA) – Europe turns the page on Big Tech. The European Parliament places its final double seal on the package of common rules – already agreed with governments – to curb the overwhelming power of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple and, with two overwhelming votes majority, decrees the opening of a new era. The two historical texts – the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) – have a single ambition: to make Europe the world vanguard against internet abuse. And the dogma is also unique: putting an end to the digital Far West. (July 5)

‘Moscow will cut our gas’, an emergency plan from the Commission

“We need to prepare for further interruptions in gas supplies, even a complete interruption of supply by Russia,”

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Strasbourg (ANSA) – On 20 July, the Commission will present an ad hoc emergency plan on gas supplies if things get worse. “We need to prepare for further interruptions in gas supplies, even a complete interruption of supply by Russia,” warned European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “It is important to have – he underlined – a coordinated approach based on two points: to ask ourselves where gas is most needed and how to make sure that more gas goes to these areas.” Immediately after the presentation of the plan, the energy ministers of the 27 will return to see each other in Brussels. The Czech Presidency, in fact, has convened an extraordinary Energy Council for 26 July. (July 6)

Weber, support for the Draghi initiative on price cap

Strasbourg (ANSA) – The EPP’s leader in the European Parliament, German MEP Manfred Weber, has certified support for Mario Draghi’s proposal on the price cap. “The Czech presidency – he said in the Chamber – comes at the right time because we must concentrate on the most important task: controlling inflation and energy security. As a first step, I support Draghi’s initiative to impose a temporary cap on the prices that European countries are willing to pay for Russian natural gas.” (July 6)

The European Parliament calls for the inclusion of the right to abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Strasbourg (ANSA) – The Strasbourg plenary approved a resolution in which the European Parliament “strongly condemns the regression in the area of women’s rights and sexual health” after decision of the Supreme Court in the US and proposes to include the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. (July 7)

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