Europe in brief: EU car industry under threat, Eurozone energy prices and inflation ease, Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazilian government headquarters

Europe in brief: EU car industry under threat, Eurozone energy prices and inflation ease, Bolsonaro supporters invade Brazilian government headquarters

The head of Stellantis Group, Opel’s parent company, calls upon the EU to protect the European car industry from emerging Chinese competition. The EU condemns the invasion of Brazil’s democratic institutions by supporters of former president Bolsonaro. Eurostat announces that gas prices and inflation are slowing down.

Europe in brief: ECB warns of technical recession risk in the eurozone, EU Commission calls on Council of the EU to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia into the Schengen area, EU to provide 1 billion euros for climate adaption in Africa

Europe in brief: ECB warns of technical recession risk in the eurozone, EU Commission calls on Council of the EU to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia into the Schengen area, EU to provide 1 billion euros for climate adaption in Africa

Amid high energy prices, rising inflation and low economic growth, risks to financial stability in the euro area have increased, warns the European Central Bank. What also happened: The European Commission calls for Schengen area membership for Romania, Bulgaria as well as Croatia and announces a 1-billion-euro program to help fund climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa.

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

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.