American group ExxonMobil has filed a claim with the EU court against the windfall tax for energy suppliers. Kosovo has asked the EU to help in resolving questions with Serbia, and Russia forbids export of oil to countries complying with price ceilings.
Preoccupied by multiple crises, the EU has seen a restless year. Many of the calamities which shook the EU in 2022 will still be around in 2023.
Facebook posts falsely claim that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has called for “millions of cats and dogs worldwide to be slaughtered” to fight climate change. The false claim appears to originate from a website that has previously spread misinformation. AFP found no trace of such an initiative and a WEF representative said the allegation was baseless.
The European Commission clears Germany’s bailout of gas giant Uniper. Austria’s Chancellor defends Schengen veto against Romania and Bulgaria. Spain receives EU aid to hire healthcare workers.
The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the public deficit and inflation. EU officials had initially welcomed this as a step in the right direction towards mitigating climate change. However, at the time they overlooked the protectionist aspects of the law.