Locked content Agreement on Nord Stream 2 directive reached

Representatives of the European Parliament, member states (Council of the EU) and the European Commission agreed in Strasbourg on a draft gas directive that concerns the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The document contains an amendment that says EU law will be directly governed by those parts of the se...

Locked content EU agrees to ban plastic cutlery and straws

Ambassadors of the EU countries approved the agreement of the European Parliament and EU countries on new regulations to reduce the amount of plastic litter reaching the seas.  Plastic plates, straws or hygienic sticks, among others, will be banned in the EU. In May, the European Commission proposed...

Locked content EU in favor of InvestEU in budget for 2021-2027

The European Parliament voted in favor of establishing the InvestEU Program, which is supposed to support difficult projects to finance, in the next EU budget for 2021-2027. According to the European Commission (EC), the InvestEU Program will bring together under one roof the multitude of EU financi...

Locked content EP transport commission rejects new haulier’s law

The European Parliament Committee of Transport and Tourism (TRAN) rejected on Thursday proposals for road transport regulations, which are particularly unfavorable for Poland. Polish MEPs and Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk said they are satisfied with the vote. However, it does not fini...

Locked content EU Parliament approves Article 7 procedure against Poland

MEPs approved by 422 to 147 a resolution which supports the European Commission’s decision to trigger Article 7 against Poland for passing constitutional reforms that undermine the independence of the judiciary. The lawmakers also urged the European Council to “swiftly determine” whether Poland is a...

Locked content Czarnecki removed as the European Parliament VP

Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Ryszard Czarnecki has been dismissed from his post as the European Parliament Vice President after MEPs voted by 447 in favor and 196 against his early termination. Last month, Czarnecki in his blog post compared Civic Platform (PO) MEP Róża Thun to a Nazi collaborator who ...

Locked content EU Parliament chief outraged after far-right protests

The head of the European Parliament expressed his concern for the safety of MEPs after far-right protesters hanged their pictures on the gallows. “I will write to PM Beata Szydło to ensure the security of elected members of the European Parliament to express their opinions independently, without thr...

Locked content European Parliament demands triggering Article 7 against Poland

MEP voted to demand that EU member states punish Poland by triggering Article 7 of the EU treaty which would strip Warsaw of its voting rights in the European Parliament. While 438 lawmakers voted for and 152 against the motion, triggering Article 7 is highly unlikely as it requires unanimity, and H...