The turmoil surrounding Qatargate has not only affected the European Parliament but also the European Commission. At the latest when Commissioner Schinas came under discussion just like Eva Kaili, since he had also praised Qatar and was also present at the opening ceremony as a representative of the EC, and Ms van der Leyen refused to answer questions about Margaritis Schinas in front of journalists, a sallow aftertaste arose. It is logical that MEPs from different European countries know each other and work together. But that together the European idea, Parliament and Commission are suspected of being corruptive - what a shame. In any case, this means that the EU issues that need to be worked on and solved and dealt with so urgently will at least receive a setback, if not come to a total standstill on one issue or another. The President of the Commission and the President of the Parliament now have a lot of work to do to start a reappraisal of Qatargate and still push the important economic issues. The Green Deal, which was announced with great fanfare, is still awaiting processing or completion in most parts. The Digital Product Passport, for which Commissioner Thierry Breton is responsible, and which is of great importance for the European and non-European economy, is already going the usual way, the best-connected companies and organisations are forming a working group commissioned by the Commission and are looking to make their presence felt. GS1, for example, is actively involved, as a cover for the NGOs, here too it's about money and influence. CIRPASS, the "Digital Product Passport Ecosystem", is to prepare the ground for the gradual testing and introduction of the Digital Product Passport (DPP), introduced and appointed by the European Commission, paid for by the Digital Europe programme. It will start with electrical and electronics, batteries and textiles. The aim is to involve both producers and consumers and to lay the foundations for common rules, principles, standards and technical feasibility and technical support for circular economy strategies. Key digital data and protocols are at the centre of interests. For me and many others, of greatest interest would be to also look at the wallet and feasibility or good ideas of start-ups to bundle innovative and proven ideas and techniques and create the best possible model for all stakeholders.