The Italian democrats are set to vote in favor of lifting immunity of two MEPs over the corruption scandal. In light of the Coronavirus wave in China, the EU recommends mandatory tests Meta was fined 390 million euros because of data breaches.
The EU has agreed on a reform of emissions trading, the key climate protection instrument. A week after the corruption scandal in the European Parliament, Qatar has issued a statement warning of possible negative repercussions for relations with the EU. At the UN’s Biodiversity Conference, Brussels joined forces to significantly increase funding to counteract biodiversity loss.
The European Parliament has been in the eye of the storm since it was announced that a large-scale corruption case is under investigation. Other news: A green hydrogen pipeline to be built between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe, subsidy dispute between the EU and the US, and potential EU enlargement in the Western Balkans.
The latest EU parliament’s decision to back the labelling of natural gas and nuclear power as climate-friendly divides member countries. While some countries oppose the proposal, it sparks claims of greenwashing by environmental lobbyists.
These are the EU stories of the week: After the US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the EU parliament takes a stance to strengthen women’s rights. Meanwhile the ongoing protests in North Macedonia have escalated.