The Flemish government calls on the European Commission to focus on meeting the 2030 CO2 reduction targets before discussing goals for 2040. Kyriakos Mitsotakis wins Greek elections by a landslide. Austria and Italy join forces to fight illegal migration and reshape EU migration and asylum policies.
Europe in brief: Germany and France want to continue their constructive relationship. In Austria, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise again and Slovenia warns against undermining the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices.
The meeting of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was described as “constructive.” According to a survey, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise in Austria. What else was important this week: Slovenia warns against undermining the base of the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices reached last week-
EU warns concerning the Nord Stream leaks, Moscow denies suspicions. – Belgium and 14 other EU countries push for a proposal for a general gas price cap. What else was important this week: More than 77 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) citizens want membership in the EU.
Europe in brief: Italy’s election results, energy partnership between Germany and the United Arab Emirates and EU works on joint handling of Russian fugitives
Europe reacts to the Italian election outcome. Amid the energy crisis, Germany is expected to receive its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2022. Further news: The parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia continues discussions on the energy crisis and the EU works on joint handling of Russian fugitives.
Windfall levies, Ukraine and protecting the rule of law – EU Commission chief von der Leyen’s agenda for the upcoming year
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s third State of the Union speech was dominated by the war in Ukraine and finding answers to soaring energy prices in Europe. In her annual address to the European Parliament, she proposed a windfall levy. But not everyone is convinced and there is still work to be done.