The European Commission has proposed putting a cap of 275 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) on the price of gas purchases. Slovakia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed: Aggression against Ukraine threatens the system of human rights protection. Albania has become a member with full rights in the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
The Schengen Area, the largest border control-free travel area in the world, should soon expand to include at least one new member, if not three. So far, the area consists of 22 EU member states and four non-EU countries. Now three more EU members are knocking on Schengen’s door – Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.
COP27: Participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina stressed the relevance of action against global warming. According to the Rule of Law Index 2022, Slovakia fell two places. The only Slovenian nuclear plant is put back into operation.
The EU asked Russia to “reverse its decision” to block grain exports via the Black Sea. EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders announced that 17 billion euros of Russian assets are frozen in the EU. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reiterated during a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that the country’s future lies in the EU, and the bloc has agreed to abolish the sale of vehicles with combustion engine by 2035.
The meeting of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was described as “constructive.” According to a survey, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise in Austria. What else was important this week: Slovenia warns against undermining the base of the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices reached last week-