The drawing of the Commons annual Private Members Bill Ballot, saw 20 names selected at random that will make the most of their chance in parliamentary limelight. This Dods Political Intelligence report written by our UK political monitoring team lists the MPs in ballot order and aims to shed light on what they might propose by detailing their interests and experience.
The European Commission’s REPowerEU Plan, published on 18 May, aims to rapidly phase out the European Union's dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the bloc’s green transition. This Dods EU Political Intelligence report provides an outline of the REPowerEU Plan and a compilation of initial political and stakeholder reactions to the proposed measures.
the European Commission officially launched its new rule of law disciplinary procedure for the first time against Hungary. This Dods EU Political Intelligence report provides a guide to the conditionality mechanism, explaining, how and when it can be applied, and how it complements other EU measures to defend the rule of law.
Our Head of UK Political Intelligence, Laura Hutchinson, commented on BBC News following the Queen’s Speech. Watch the full interview here.
The European Commission published its plans for the European Health Data Space (EHDS), a new framework designed to make it easier for individuals, medics, researchers, and regulators to access and use health information. This Dods EU Political Intelligence report provides a brief outline of the Commission's EHDS plan and compiles some of the key political and stakeholder views that were set out ahead of its publication.
The Queen’s Speech, which sets out the government’s legislative plans for the months ahead, is scheduled to take place on 10 May 2022. This Dods Political Intelligence report written by our policy monitoring team lists the new laws, including bills carried over from the previous sessions, that the government is expected to put forward in the upcoming Queen’s Speech.
On May 5, local elections are due to be held in Scotland, Wales and parts of England including London, while voters in Northern Ireland are set to elect members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. This Dods Political Intelligence report provides a brief guide to the elections that will take place, examining the main factors in play, the parties’ proposals, and highlighting key electoral battlegrounds.
The European Commission released its proposal for a Data Act. This Dods report, produced by our EU Political Intelligence team, provides an overview of the main elements of the new legislative file, information about the upcoming legislative process in the European Parliament and the Council, and a comprehensive summary of stakeholder reactions on the Commission’s proposal.