EU warns concerning the Nord Stream leaks, Moscow denies suspicions. – Belgium and 14 other EU countries push for a proposal for a general gas price cap. What else was important this week: More than 77 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) citizens want membership in the EU.
Europe in brief: Belgium’s Prime Minister has underlined the seriousness of the escalation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine – the EU has decided to react with further sanctions against Russia
Belgium’s Prime Minister has stressed the seriousness of the escalation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Brussels in favor of Slovenia’s candidacy for the UN Security Council. Moreover this week: European Commissioner sees lack of progress in solving Slovakia’s Roma issue. Bulgarian News Agency BTA becomes seat of the Association of Balkan News Agencies. German data retention overturned after ECJ ruling.
While the proposal on the Media Freedom Act is set to be presented by the European Commission on September 13, press freedom remains under pressure in several countries across Europe.
Von der Leyen defends intervention in the European electricity market, German Chancellor wants to strengthen Europe with reforms
Europe in brief: The electricity market and inflation in Europe, the training mission for the Ukrainian forces, the nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhya and the nuclear agreement with Iran are some of the issues that have dominated European news in the last few days. Also this week: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to make the European Union fit for enlargement by strengthening it with far-reaching reforms.
Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term
On the occasion of the Europe-wide Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted: Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term. Apart from that, half of Europe is affected by drought.