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.
In a historic decision on Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that Germany would send several of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and that other countries would also be allowed to export them to the country. While some nations in Europe and beyond have publicly committed to sending tanks to Ukraine, others remain hesitant.
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.