”European leaders will not tolerate over time an imbalance in the trade relationship,” said European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with the European Newsroom on Tuesday, ahead of the EU-China summit on December 7. Besides trade, the EU officials plan to also address China-Russia relations, sanctioned MEPs and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
While the European Union as well as several member states aim to overhaul their laws on migration, the European Commission has proposed a new skills and talent mobility package in November. It is aiming to combat its workforce’s ageing demographic and is supposed to attract skilled workers from within and outside the bloc. It shall also help curb illegal migration and create legal entry routes into the union.
Europe in brief: Stricter rules for political advertising, opinions on European security and calls on SpaceX
The Slovenian Interior Minister says security in Europe is being tested and called on Bosnia and Herzegovina to sign an agreement with Frontex. In other news: In the future, personal data may only be used for political advertising if citizens have given their explicit consent. The European Commission has reached a provisional agreement with SpaceX for the launch of four satellites next year.
Over the weekend, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen travelled to Kyiv for the sixth time since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Reason for her visit to the Ukrainian capital was the country’s reform progress and its bid for EU membership. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, denied a stalemate in the war with Russia. An enr pool journalist reported from Kyiv.
Over the last weekend, the European Newsroom (enr) joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen once again on her sixth visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Dpa’s Michael Fischer, Sven Käuler and Philipp von Ditfurth were on the ground reporting for the enr-pool.