Europe in brief: Italy’s election results, energy partnership between Germany and the United Arab Emirates and EU works on joint handling of Russian fugitives

Europe in brief: Italy’s election results, energy partnership between Germany and the United Arab Emirates and EU works on joint handling of Russian fugitives

Europe reacts to the Italian election outcome. Amid the energy crisis, Germany is expected to receive its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2022. Further news: The parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia continues discussions on the energy crisis and the EU works on joint handling of Russian fugitives.

Image doctored to show Volodymyr Zelensky at LGBTQ Pride event

Image doctored to show Volodymyr Zelensky at LGBTQ Pride event

Social media posts in several languages claim an image shows Volodymyr Zelensky at an LGBTQ Pride event in 1999. But the photo has been digitally manipulated; the original photo, posted to the Flickr photo-sharing service in 2006, does not show the Ukrainian president.

Windfall levies, Ukraine and protecting the rule of law – EU Commission chief von der Leyen’s agenda for the upcoming year

Windfall levies, Ukraine and protecting the rule of law – EU Commission chief von der Leyen’s agenda for the upcoming year

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s third State of the Union speech was dominated by the war in Ukraine and finding answers to soaring energy prices in Europe. In her annual address to the European Parliament, she proposed a windfall levy. But not everyone is convinced and there is still work to be done.

Europe’s reaction to the ongoing energy crisis

Europe’s reaction to the ongoing energy crisis

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: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

Europe in brief: Energy crisis still a huge challenge for European countries, von der Leyen stated that Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term

On the occasion of the Europe-wide Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted: Europe will continue to stand by Ukraine’s side in the long term. Apart from that, half of Europe is affected by drought.