In the run-up to the 2024 EU elections, the European Parliament seeks to increase its number of seats. The European Ombudsman wants to investigate Frontex’s role in a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Greece. France and Austria want to prepare the European Union for the accession of new members.
Slovakia sends firefighters to the Greek island of Rhodes to fight a forest fire. The first European Summer School on Artificial Intelligence opens in Slovenia. No party won a clear majority in Sunday’s general elections in Spain.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s journey towards EU membership reached a milestone last December when it received candidate status. Now, the country faces its biggest political crisis since the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the war in the 1990s.
A German blog post shared on social media in June 2023 claimed that Sweden had withdrawn from the European Green Deal. While it is true that Sweden’s new conservative government — known for its pro-nuclear stance — recently changed the national electricity mix target, it has not however announced that it was quitting the Green Deal, the Swedish finance ministry and the European Commission told AFP.
Leaders from the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean made progress during a two-day summit on trade deals and global investment between the regions. Discussions on technology, human rights and climate change took place. However, the 60 countries failed to unanimously condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.