Europe in brief: Commissioner Hahn hopeful about Schengen accessions, Commission set to review EU state aid rules, first-ever satellite launch site on mainland EU territory

Europe in brief: Commissioner Hahn hopeful about Schengen accessions, Commission set to review EU state aid rules, first-ever satellite launch site on mainland EU territory

Commissioner Hahn is hopeful about Romania’s and Bulgaria’s chances to join the Schengen zone. European Commission officials consider easing EU state aid rules in response to US subsidies. As of last week, Sweden is home to the EU’s first-ever satellite launch site on mainland territory. Illegal entries into the EU are reaching peak levels not seen since 2016.

Europe in brief: EU car industry under threat, Eurozone energy prices and inflation ease, Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazilian government headquarters

Europe in brief: EU car industry under threat, Eurozone energy prices and inflation ease, Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazilian government headquarters

The head of Stellantis Group, Opel’s parent company, calls upon the EU to protect the European car industry from emerging Chinese competition. The EU condemns the invasion of Brazil’s democratic institutions by supporters of former president Bolsonaro. Eurostat announces that gas prices and inflation are slowing down.