Europe in brief: “Putin is going all out,” says Borrell

Europe in brief: “Putin is going all out,” says Borrell

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said there was a need to explain why the EU is helping Ukraine and what a potential Russian victory would mean for Europe. The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Hungary over its controversial sovereignty law. Slovenia’s agriculture minister is calling for individual pesticide rules for EU member states, rather than universal ones.

Europe in brief: EU-Tunisia deal aims to tackle illegal migration

Europe in brief: EU-Tunisia deal aims to tackle illegal migration

The European Commission, the Netherlands and Italy agree on a migration deal with Tunisia. The Commission formally requests Austria to address shortcomings in its implementation of the Habitats Directive in the Hohe Tauern National Park in the province of Salzburg. Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov hopes his country will join the Schengen area in October.