Europe’s response to China’s COVID surge

Europe’s response to China’s COVID surge

It feels like a déjà vu. In a time when Covid-19 restrictions have been eased, the EU started the year with a meeting to discuss adopting a joint approach given the surge of infections in China after Beijing reversed its strict zero-Covid policies. Talks did not yield a binding result.

Made in Europe? The EU’s response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Made in Europe? The EU’s response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the public deficit and inflation. EU officials had initially welcomed this as a step in the right direction towards mitigating climate change. However, at the time they overlooked the protectionist aspects of the law.

Europe in brief: EU reforms carbon market, Doha brusquely rejects EU corruption accusations, Slovenia leads with ambitious targets in biodiversity protection

Europe in brief: EU reforms carbon market, Doha brusquely rejects EU corruption accusations, Slovenia leads with ambitious targets in biodiversity protection

The EU has agreed on a reform of emissions trading, the key climate protection instrument. A week after the corruption scandal in the European Parliament, Qatar has issued a statement warning of possible negative repercussions for relations with the EU. At the UN’s Biodiversity Conference, Brussels joined forces to significantly increase funding to counteract biodiversity loss.

Bosnia and Herzegovina takes another step towards EU accession

Bosnia and Herzegovina takes another step towards EU accession

Almost seven years after submitting a formal application for EU membership, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally received the unanimous support of 27 EU heads of state and government to join the bloc. But now the Western Balkan country of 3.3 million people must deliver reforms.