European Council President Charles Michel wants to intensify the bloc’s relationship with Central Asia. The new Bulgarian government is about to start work. Albania and Hungary strengthen their cooperation. Germany escapes a fine as the European Commission ends water pollution proceedings.
A French sailing vessel from the Tara Foundation studies the impact of pollution on biodiversity along the European coast. German Agriculture Minister Özdemir campaigns against an EU ban on bottom trawl fishing. The European Parliament endorsed an agreement on salary transparency for companies.