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.
At a time when migration is high on the agenda and in the run-up to the European elections next year, the European Newsroom (enr) spoke to the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, on migration, the upcoming ballots and EU enlargement.
Europe in brief: Gentiloni believes agreement on Stability and Growth Pact will be reached by the end of the year
For the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, there should be no further postponements on the reform of the Stability and Growth Pact. In other news: The city of Brussels is worried about security, as Belgium decided to no longer house single men seeking asylum. Also: Charles Michel insists on setting 2030 as the date for EU-Enlargement.
In light of Europe Day, celebrated on May 9, EU member states – and those with accession ambitions – reflected on the bloc’s achievements and future plans for the union. The day promoting peace and unity across the continent coincides with Russia, among other countries, celebrating the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.