Special highlights from EU decision making: EU-UK trade, Covid-19 vaccines, Green Deal and Social Pillar

This special briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

– Digitalisation of theĀ EP

– EU-UK trade relations

– Patents of COVID-19 vaccines

– Green deal policies on soil degradation and maritime emissions (for premium subscribers only)

– EU Social Pillar: harmonisation of policies on children (for premium subscribers only)

NB: the Commission pays attention to the size of EP majorities not only when voting on legislation, but also when own-initiative reports are being passed in the preparatory stages, hence the Commission is likely to shape the actual upcoming legislative proposals in line with these political majorities to avoid complications. Continue Reading