Europe in brief
Our EU Digest sums up the European coverage of the participating news agencies in the European Newsroom. In their best of stories, all agencies give an overview of the predominating topics of the week. Looking at their countries, the participating agencies shed light on how EU politics are perceived there. Thus, each individual digest gives a country-specific perspective on EU politics. Taken all together, they provide a truly pan-European picture.
Every enr agency selects their top stories of the week, based on their EU coverage. To read any of the compilations, please select the respective language from the menu. For more EU news, please contact the agencies.
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Europe in brief: Eurozone inflation rate eases to 10 percent, EU aims for visa-free travel for Kosovo from 2024 onwards, European Commission recommends Bosnia and Herzegovina be granted EU candidate status
According to Eurostat, inflation in the eurozone fell slightly in November from its record level in October. EU member states want Kosovo citizens to be exempt from visa requirements when travelling to the EU by 1 January 2024 at the latest. The European Union Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivé Várhelyi visited BiH at a crucial moment for its path towards EU membership.
Europe in brief: France keeps tough stance on migration, French President Macron to ask US to exempt EU manufacturers, Spain and EU propose removal of the “fence of Gibraltar”
At an emergency meeting about increasing migration figures, opinions of the Member States on the situation differed. On his upcoming trip to the US, French President Emmanuel Macron wants to ask for exemptions for European manufacturers penalized by US law. Spain and the EU propose to the UK to eliminate “the fence” between Spain and the British territory Gibraltar.
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.