Europe in brief: EU reforms carbon market, Doha brusquely rejects EU corruption accusations, Slovenia leads with ambitious targets in biodiversity protection

Europe in brief: EU reforms carbon market, Doha brusquely rejects EU corruption accusations, Slovenia leads with ambitious targets in biodiversity protection

The EU has agreed on a reform of emissions trading, the key climate protection instrument. A week after the corruption scandal in the European Parliament, Qatar has issued a statement warning of possible negative repercussions for relations with the EU. At the UN’s Biodiversity Conference, Brussels joined forces to significantly increase funding to counteract biodiversity loss.

Europe in brief: Alleged corruption in the EU Parliament, hydrogen pipeline between Spain and France, EU-US subsidies dispute and can Bosnia and Herzegovina expect EU candidacy?

Europe in brief: Alleged corruption in the EU Parliament, hydrogen pipeline between Spain and France, EU-US subsidies dispute and can Bosnia and Herzegovina expect EU candidacy?

The European Parliament has been in the eye of the storm since it was announced that a large-scale corruption case is under investigation. Other news: A green hydrogen pipeline to be built between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe, subsidy dispute between the EU and the US, and potential EU enlargement in the Western Balkans.