With rising migration numbers putting pressure on the EU, the heads of state and government of the Member Countries are expected in Brussels next week to discuss this matter, among others. On Tuesday, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson discussed border walls, the Schengen area, the Dublin Regulation and the new pact on migration with the enr-correspondents.
The corruption probe attracts ongoing attention to the EU Parliament, which is trying to restore public trust with a series of reforms. At the same time, criminal investigations continue.
2022 has been a rough year for many. The economy was still recovering from the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. Russia waged war against Ukraine and the European continent faced high inflation rates. Despite stable unemployment rates in the EU, the situation does not look rosy for young Europeans.
The Italian democrats are set to vote in favor of lifting immunity of two MEPs over the corruption scandal. In light of the Coronavirus wave in China, the EU recommends mandatory tests Meta was fined 390 million euros because of data breaches.
American group ExxonMobil has filed a claim with the EU court against the windfall tax for energy suppliers. Kosovo has asked the EU to help in resolving questions with Serbia, and Russia forbids export of oil to countries complying with price ceilings.