On December 5, the European Newsroom interviewed the European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the EU-China summit on December 7. Besides trade, the EU officials plan to also address China-Russia relations, sanctioned MEPs and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
The European Newsroom (enr) joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Europe Day, 9 May. AFP’s Dave Clark was on the ground reporting for the enr-pool.
This week, the European Commission unveils its plans to reform the electricity market and boost Europe’s competitiveness with a clean tech plan. The European Newsroom spoke with Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the proposal presentation.
Europe in brief: Common charger for electronic devices from 2024, barely any progress on gender equality, new Italian Prime Minister Meloni “ready to collaborate with the EU” and EU Commission President von der Leyen to travel to the Balkans
The EU Council has given its final approval to a common charger from 2024 onwards. Europe is making poor progress on gender equality. Ursula von der Leyen will travel to the Balkans to show solidarity with the region and Giorgia Meloni, new Italian Prime Minister, was welcomed by her European colleagues.
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.