The European Newsroom (enr) is a cooperation project between news agencies from all over Europe – AFP, AGERPRES, AMNA, ANSA, ANP, APA, ATA, Belga, BTA, CTK, dpa, EFE, Europa Press, FENA, HINA, Lusa, MIA, PAP, Ritzau, STA, Tanjug, TASR, TT and UKRINFORM. The participating agencies have opportunities for training, further education and the joint development of journalistic standards. Tools such as fact checks and verification help to uphold quality journalism by counteracting the growing dissemination of disinformation and propaganda. Through the enr, the European agencies are given equal access to information, paving the way for comprehensive and diverse reporting across national borders.
In its latest economic forecast, the European Commission expects inflation in the eurozone to fall. The EU announced support for a 6.4-million-euro migration management project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swiss parliament voted to resume negotiations with the EU.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said there was a need to explain why the EU is helping Ukraine and what a potential Russian victory would mean for Europe. The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Hungary over its controversial sovereignty law. Slovenia’s agriculture minister is calling for individual pesticide rules for EU member states, rather than universal ones.
At a special European Council summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed on a new aid package to help Ukraine in its war with Russia. Germany’s Christian Lindner wants the EU’s new anti-money-laundering authority to be based in Frankfurt. The European Commission has asked France to explain the blocking of lorries carrying Spanish products in the wake of farmers’ protests.
According to a survey by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), far-right political parties are likely to gain ground in the June elections. Slovakia’s Peter Pellegrini said he would support the re-nomination of Maroš Šefčovič as European commissioner. The EU delegation in Belgrade has launched a campaign to improve the digital skills of older people in Serbia.
France is proposing that Europe should issue common debt again. In other news, Slovenia is reluctant on the question of whether the EU should deprive Hungary of its voting rights under Article 7 of the EU Treaty. Romanian MEP Daniel Buda calls for more subsidies to support farmers across Europe.
The Middle East, Ukraine and the Sahel – the EU is confronted with numerous crises at once. The EU High Representative Josep Borrell, is thus calling for more unity and wants to heighten the EU’s ability to defend itself, if it wants to play a geopolitical role.
With Donald Trump’s recent NATO comments igniting a political firestorm among the alliance’s members and further US funding for Ukraine looking set to be rejected in the Republican-led lower house, European leaders call for stronger European efforts to ensure the security of the continent.
EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed on the bloc’s first-ever law to combat violence against women. But the final text fell short on one key element: the inclusion of a common definition of rape. Despite legislative efforts, violence against women and domestic violence persist across the European continent.
With the bloc reeling from a farmers’ revolt against green reforms, and four months before the EU elections, the EU unveiled this week its climate targets for 2040 and a roadmap for the next stage of its energy transition.
Following geopolitical developments such as Russia’s war against Ukraine, the EU’s interests towards the African continent began to shift. The bloc’s foreign ministers sought to rethink their approach and interests towards their African partners.
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