COP27: Participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina stressed the relevance of action against global warming. According to the Rule of Law Index 2022, Slovakia fell two places. The only Slovenian nuclear plant is put back into operation.
The meeting of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was described as “constructive.” According to a survey, the number of people wanting to leave the EU is on the rise in Austria. What else was important this week: Slovenia warns against undermining the base of the EU leaders’ agreement on gas prices reached last week-
According to a recent survey, a majority of Austrians back a unified EU line in support of Ukraine. Bulgaria expects a decision on Schengen in December, the EP gives strong support. What else was important this week: Leaders of more than 40 European countries gather in Prague for the first meeting of the European Political Community. According to Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon, Slovenia is hesitant about Ukraine joining NATO due to the significant security risks.
EU countries are scrambling to face up to a challenging winter ahead, with consumers facing skyrocketing energy prices. Brussels plans a series of measures aimed at shielding households and businesses from high energy costs.
Europe in brief: The electricity market and inflation in Europe, the training mission for the Ukrainian forces, the nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhya and the nuclear agreement with Iran are some of the issues that have dominated European news in the last few days. Also this week: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to make the European Union fit for enlargement by strengthening it with far-reaching reforms.