Parliament this week: AI, drinking water, EU long-term budget 

In Parliament this week: AI, drinking water, EU long-term budget  

The impact of artificial intelligence and new rules on water quality are among the topics being dealt with in Parliament this week.

On Thursday, Parliament President DavidSassoli will outline Parliament’s priorities and its position on the EU's long-term budget to EU leaders. The President has said the proposal on the table for the summit is unsatisfactory.

On Tuesday, the environment committee will vote on the agreement between the Parliament and member states to further improve access to and the quality of drinking water and to ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced.


Artificial intelligence is in the spotlight this week. On Wednesday, the industry and internal market committees will discuss a European approach to AI, a Strategy for Europe Fit for the Digital Age and the European Data Strategy with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton


There will be hearings on AI in the culture and civil liberties committees looking at legal issues linked to its use, including facial recognition.


MEPs and their national counterparts will look at how economic and social policies are being coordinated at EU level, the so-called European Semester. Among the issues to be discussed are climate action, EU taxation and an EU minimum wage.


On Tuesday, the industry and energy committee will provide input on the selection criteria for EU priority projects for energy. MEPs want to ensure that the revised guidelines are in line with EU climate and energy ambitions, including the 2050 climate neutrality goal.


The internal market and transport committees will vote on type approval of motor vehicles to control the emissions of light passenger and commercial vehicles.