EU countries are scrambling to face up to a challenging winter ahead, with consumers facing skyrocketing energy prices. Brussels plans a series of measures aimed at shielding households and businesses from high energy costs.
Europe in brief: Europe’s leading grain port receives shipments from Ukraine again and von der Leyen wants to cap the price of Russian gas
A grain ship from Odessa has docked in the port of Ghent for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine. More news of the week: according to the Eurobarometer, Slovenians are satisfied with the state of their economy and the Turkish President visited the West Balkan state Bosnia-Herzegovina to improve relations.
Europe in brief: Brussels wants to protect the EU internal market in the event of a crisis and is preparing for a possible complete stop of Russian gas supplies
The EU plans to require manufacturers to give priority to European bids, rather than Chinese or American ones. Also important this week: Brussels is close to adopting a price cap that could affect the purchases of Russian methane while the Albanian government decided to subsidize the production of wheat in the country.
As Europe is seeing an influx of refugees, 21 EU member states have signed a voluntary solidarity mechanism on June 22, which is supposed to relieve southern countries like Italy.
Europe in brief: The EU would like to better prepare for crises, invests in a new coronavirus vaccine and provides financial support to Ukraine
Energy crisis, Ukraine war, Corona Pandemic – Europe is in the midst of a difficult time. With a proposal, the EU wants to obligate member states to put on reserves. More news of the week: An EU action plan shall improve the rights and freedoms of LGBTI persons in Bosnia and Herzegowina and Brussels purchases 250 million doses of Hipra’s coronavirus vaccine.