Key Story

What’s driving Europe this week

The war in Ukraine, economic challenges, climate change – many issues move Europe. Every Friday, we’ll publish a Key Story that sheds light on one leading topic of that week. Expect stories on a wide range of issues and voices from all over Europe, as diverse as EU politics. With our Key Story, we aim to provide context and give you a better understanding of different European perspectives. The enr will give shared insight into “What’s driving Europe.” The articles are based on the participating agencies’ EU coverage.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s unity and sovereignty are crucial to regional stability

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s unity and sovereignty are crucial to regional stability

Ahead of the elections on October 2, Bosnia and Herzegovina faces internal problems, but its parties agree on at least one strategic issue: They see the future of the country in the EU. However, they remain divided on how the country should be shaped on its path to the EU. Due to the country’s internal instability, but also the strong influence of Russia on the Serbian entity, the elections play an important role for regional and even European stability.

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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.

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