German MEP and EPP group leader Manfred Weber rules out cooperation between far-right AfD and other German conservative parties. Denis Zvizdić, Chair of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), calls on NATO to deploy soldiers on the territory of the Brčko district to prevent secession. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is convinced that the EU could have its own generative AI within the next five years.
Austrian ministers Gewessler and Rauch express their concerns about an upcoming EU proposal for genetic engineering. European Commissioner Thierry Breton announces his plans for a “cyber shield” and a “cyber reserve.” Belgian and German police raid the EPP’s offices in Brussels as part of an ongoing investigation.
The renewal of Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary has been blocked for four years. As Spain will hold the EU Council presidency in the second half of 2023, Brussels is urging the country to end the deadlock. Other topics: EPP cancels Naples summit over Berlusconi’s Ukraine remarks and Austria maintains military neutrality in the Ukraine war.