Europe in brief: The EU Commission proposes to freeze 7.5 billion euros in payments to Hungary, Countries react to EU’s proposed media law

Europe in brief: The EU Commission proposes to freeze 7.5 billion euros in payments to Hungary, Countries react to EU’s proposed media law

Brussels has proposed suspending the disbursement of 7, 5 billion euros to Hungary. The EU Commission wants a new media law: Slovenia welcomes the plan which would also have to be applied by candidate countries. Also: EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina continue their migration cooperation and Croatia obtained 8.13 billion euros in EU funds over the last nine years.

Windfall levies, Ukraine and protecting the rule of law – EU Commission chief von der Leyen’s agenda for the upcoming year

Windfall levies, Ukraine and protecting the rule of law – EU Commission chief von der Leyen’s agenda for the upcoming year

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s third State of the Union speech was dominated by the war in Ukraine and finding answers to soaring energy prices in Europe. In her annual address to the European Parliament, she proposed a windfall levy. But not everyone is convinced and there is still work to be done.

Italian government crisis: What’s at stake for the EU?

Italian government crisis: What’s at stake for the EU?

Italy has the third-largest economy in the EU and is now trying to find a new prime minister. According to recent polls, the right wing parties have a chance to form the next government. The Italians are facing a decisive election – not only for them, but for the whole EU.