Coming up: EU summit, medicines, emissions  

MEPs have a busy week ahead of them  

President David Sassoli will set out Parliament’s position on the EU's next long-term budget at an EU summit on Friday.

Sassoli will explain Parliament's position on the budget and the EU recovery plan to EU leaders on 17 July. On Tuesday, Parliament’s Multiannual Financial Framework and Own Resources Contact Group will discuss the proposals put forward on Friday by European Council President Charles Michel.

The environment and public health committee will vote on Tuesday on a report about the shortage of medicines in the EU, a problem exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, and the need for an EU response. There will also be a hearing on securing vaccines for EU citizens. In addition the committee will vote on amending EU rules on emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles on Tuesday.

On Thursday the civil liberties committee will vote on a report calling on the Commission to look into rule of law in Poland, notably its electoral system, judicial independence and fundamental rights as well as take action.

On Monday, the economic affairs committee will discuss recent developments on digital taxation with representatives from the OECD and Commission.