This week in Europe: Four planes from the EU firefighting fleet have been sent to France from Greece and Sweden, following a request from the French authorities, as forest fires ravage the southwest of the country. Furthermore, Italy requests the opening of proceedings against Slovenia over balsamic vinegar rules.
Europe in brief: EU court gives decision on Sea Watch control, the Eurozone is growing and there’s a lot of catching up to do in digitization
The EU Court of Justice has decided: Vessels belonging to humanitarian organizations such as Sea Watch can be inspected, if the state can prove “serious indications” of a risk. More news of this week: According to the Digital Economy and Society Index, even the most advanced EU countries have gaps in digitization, and Slovenia plans to apply to EU fund for the mitigation of damage caused by fires.