The European Commission announces plans to require the USB-C connection to becoming the common port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles.
Sources: The Hill
Sources: The Hill
The European Commission launches legal challenges against Hungary and parts of Poland due to their anti-LGBT+ laws. The Commission adds that "Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatized".
The European Parliament votes 578–29 to pass a 28-point nonbinding resolution condemning the tightening restrictions on the press in Hong Kong following the shutdown of the pro-democracy tabloid "Apple Daily". The resolution also calls for the European Commission to take punitive actions in response, such as sanctioning officials responsible for drafting and enforcing the national security law, and refusing invitations to the Beijing Winter Olympics next year.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces plans to repeal the Dublin Regulation and reform the migration policy of the European Union, which von der Leyen says will be presented on September 23.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz asks the European Commission to halt its use of Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union against the nation in exchange for modifications to controversial proposed judicial reforms.
Negotiators for the European Commission and the United States agree on a pact protecting data transfers across the North Atlantic by companies such as Google and Amazon, imposing on such companies certain privacy shield obligations.
Slovenian MEPs of the European People's Party announce that they will vote against the new line-up of the European Commission on 22 October unless former PM Alenka Bratušek is replaced as Slovenia's commissioner.