Europe in brief: Albania hosts joint NATO military exercise in Tirana

Europe in brief: Albania hosts joint NATO military exercise in Tirana

Tirana hosts the largest European military event, led by the US European Command, with 29 countries participating in the joint exercise. A group of ten EU member states advocates qualified majority rather than unanimity in foreign policy decision-making. The European Commission and Parliament condemn the vandalism of its offices in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Europe in brief: German Interior ministers demand heightened border security

Europe in brief: German Interior ministers demand heightened border security

Interior ministers of the German federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony call for border checks with Poland and the Czech Republic. The Spanish Presidency of the EU Council will prioritise legislation of artificial intelligence during its term. Several EU member states wish to move away from unanimity in the foreign policy decision-making process.