Europe in brief: European Parliament to increase number of MEPs

Europe in brief: European Parliament to increase number of MEPs

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.

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

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’s path into the EU is troubled by internal divisions

Bosnia’s path into the EU is troubled by internal divisions

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.

No, Sweden is not quitting the European Green Deal

No, Sweden is not quitting the European Green Deal

A German blog post shared on social media in June 2023 claimed that Sweden had withdrawn from the European Green Deal.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.

Fresh impetus for EU-CELAC relations, war in Ukraine remains sticking point

Fresh impetus for EU-CELAC relations, war in Ukraine remains sticking point

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.