Europe in brief: EU “disappointed” by COP27, UK denies looking for closer ties with EU, EU calls for emergency meeting between Serbia and Kosovo, and Croatia is worried about Austria’s position on its Schengen access

Europe in brief: EU “disappointed” by COP27, UK denies looking for closer ties with EU, EU calls for emergency meeting between Serbia and Kosovo, and Croatia is worried about Austria’s position on its Schengen access

The EU’s Vice-President Frans Timmermans has shown disappointment about the results of the COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh. The British government denies reports about seeking closer ties with Brussels. The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called an emergency meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo, over the license plate crisis, and Croatia is worried that Austria won’t agree to its Schengen access.

Europe in brief: EU’s Borrell wants to determine responsibility for war crimes in Ukraine, while the EU continues to show support for the country. The EU’s Public Prosecutor’s Office screens vaccine purchases, and Serbia pledges to align visa policy 

Europe in brief: EU’s Borrell wants to determine responsibility for war crimes in Ukraine, while the EU continues to show support for the country. The EU’s Public Prosecutor’s Office screens vaccine purchases, and Serbia pledges to align visa policy 

The EU’s foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss further support for Ukraine, in particular in the form of training Ukrainian soldiers. EU High Representative Borrell said he would support determining responsibility for Ukrainian war crimes. Due to public interest, the EU’s Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating vaccine purchases in which text messages played a role, and Serbia promised to align its visa policy to the EU’s.