Europe in brief: Brussels has proposed a cap of 275 euros on the price of gas purchases. Slovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs sharply criticized the aggression against Ukraine. Albania has stepped closer to the EU with regard to the European Civil Protection Mechanism

Europe in brief: Brussels has proposed a cap of 275 euros on the price of gas purchases. Slovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs sharply criticized the aggression against Ukraine. Albania has stepped closer to the EU with regard to the European Civil Protection Mechanism

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.

Knocking on Schengen’s door 

Knocking on Schengen’s door 

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.

Europe in brief: Bosnia and Herzegovina stressed the relevance of action against global warming at COP27. Slovakia fell two places in the Rule of Law Index. What else was important: The only Slovenian nuclear plant is put back into operation.

Europe in brief: Bosnia and Herzegovina stressed the relevance of action against global warming at COP27. Slovakia fell two places in the Rule of Law Index. What else was important: The only Slovenian nuclear plant is put back into operation.

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.

Europe in brief: Russia blocks grain exports, 17 billion euros in Russian assets frozen in EU, Ursula von der Leyen visits BiH and the EU agrees to abolish the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035

Europe in brief: Russia blocks grain exports, 17 billion euros in Russian assets frozen in EU, Ursula von der Leyen visits BiH and the EU agrees to abolish the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035

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.

Europe in brief: Germany and France want to continue their constructive relationship. In Austria, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise again and Slovenia warns against undermining the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices.

Europe in brief: Germany and France want to continue their constructive relationship. In Austria, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise again and Slovenia warns against undermining the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices.

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-