Germany plans to build new hydrogen and gas-fired power plants while offering government incentives. As the European Commission continues its search for a new chief economist, it has set its sights on an Austrian candidate. The EU warns Italy to comply with international rules on rescuing at sea.
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
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.