Europe in brief: EU civil protection aid for flood-hit Slovenia

Europe in brief: EU civil protection aid for flood-hit Slovenia

The European Commission provides civil protection assistance to Slovenia following severe flooding. The EU condemns the suspension of broadcasting from France 24 and RFI in Niger. TikTok is in the process of making changes to be in line with the European Digital Services Act.

Europe in brief: European Commission warns of new excessive budget deficit procedures starting in 2024

Europe in brief: European Commission warns of new excessive budget deficit procedures starting in 2024

European rules oblige member states to keep their budget deficit below 3 percent of GDP. However, there was an exemption in place during the pandemic, which expires at the end of 2023. The EU states want to provide Ukraine with urgently needed artillery ammunition for the fight against Russia as quickly as possible. Austria will participate in an EU mission in Niger.