Europe in brief: Slovakian lorry drivers join blockade on Ukrainian border

Europe in brief: Slovakian lorry drivers join blockade on Ukrainian border

Similar to their Polish colleagues, Slovakian lorry drivers have begun blocking a border crossing with Ukraine in protest at competition from their Ukrainian counterparts. Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the negotiations for a trade deal between Mercosur and the EU could fail. Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon expressed her support for North Macedonia’s EU accession.

Fresh impetus for EU-CELAC relations, war in Ukraine remains sticking point

Fresh impetus for EU-CELAC relations, war in Ukraine remains sticking point

Leaders from the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean made progress during a two-day summit on trade deals and global investment between the regions. Discussions on technology, human rights and climate change took place. However, the 60 countries failed to unanimously condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.