Europe in brief: ECB warns of technical recession risk in the eurozone, EU Commission calls on Council of the EU to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia into the Schengen area, EU to provide 1 billion euros for climate adaption in Africa

Europe in brief: ECB warns of technical recession risk in the eurozone, EU Commission calls on Council of the EU to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia into the Schengen area, EU to provide 1 billion euros for climate adaption in Africa

Amid high energy prices, rising inflation and low economic growth, risks to financial stability in the euro area have increased, warns the European Central Bank. What also happened: The European Commission calls for Schengen area membership for Romania, Bulgaria as well as Croatia and announces a 1-billion-euro program to help fund climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa.

Europe’s climate ambitions at COP27

Europe’s climate ambitions at COP27

With the 2015 Paris Agreement, the international community committed itself to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius. At the Glasgow summit in 2021, a number of states assured that they would no longer invest into coal, oil and gas. Russia’s war in Ukraine threw many things into disarray. Now, the climate targets are to be improved at the UN’s COP27.

Europe in brief: Nord Stream leaks, EU warns, Moscow denies suspicions

Europe in brief: Nord Stream leaks, EU warns, Moscow denies suspicions

EU warns concerning the Nord Stream leaks, Moscow denies suspicions. – Belgium and 14 other EU countries push for a proposal for a general gas price cap. What else was important this week: More than 77 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) citizens want membership in the EU.

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

A British television interview viewed tens of thousands of times on social media features a man claiming that global warming is natural, CO2 has no provable effect on the climate, the greenhouse effect is negligible, and computer models used to measure climate change are skewed. But the speaker is not a climate specialist, experts say the claims are false, and world scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are heating the planet by burning fossil fuels.

Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

On the occasion of the Europe-wide Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted: Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term. Apart from that, half of Europe is affected by drought.