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.
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 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.