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Most Slovak residents have unfavourable views about taking in refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine, a pointy distinction in comparison with residents in different Visegrad 4 nations, based on a brand new report lately printed by the Globsec suppose tank. Learn extra.
9 EU nations want pension reform. 9 EU nations haven’t explicitly dedicated to pension reforms of their restoration and resilience plans regardless of Fee suggestions on the matter from the 2019 European Semester, based on Fee paperwork and declarations made to EURACTIV. Learn extra.
Kaili eliminated as EU Parliament VP following corruption scandal. In an virtually unanimous vote, EU lawmakers eliminated Eva Kaili as vp of the European Parliament on Tuesday, following the so-called Qatargate, one of many largest corruption scandals within the EU’s historical past. Learn extra.
EU seals settlement on world’s first carbon tariff. EU negotiators reached an settlement early on Tuesday morning that may pave the way in which for Europe to arrange the world’s first levy on carbon-intensive items getting into its market. Learn extra.
Banks escape EU due diligence obligation on deforestation, once more. Banks might be exempt from the EU’s recently-adopted due diligence guidelines. Not like firms, they won’t be affected by the import ban on deforestation-related merchandise, regardless of stories pointing to them investing in firms allegedly contributing to the observe. Learn extra.
German police cracks down on local weather activists. Police forces throughout Germany have searched the houses of local weather activists linked to the “Final Technology” motion, which in flip accused prosecutors of trying to intimidate protesters. Learn extra.
French firms be a part of EU governments in €1 billion Ukraine pledge. Heads of state and greater than 700 French firms gathered in Paris on Tuesday to make a €1 billion pledge for the reconstruction of Ukraine and serving to Ukrainians “resist via the winter, introduced President Emmanuel Macron. Learn extra.
Wallonia seeks to resume parliament amid scandals. Walloon parliament’s Bureau and its President Jean-Claude Marcourt resigned on Tuesday following a sequence of scandals involving a visit to Dubai, with Marcourt saying that the resignation might be efficient as soon as a brand new Bureau is appointed. Learn extra.
Dutch document fewer asylum purposes amid ongoing backlog. The variety of asylum purposes recorded in November has dropped to these much like July, based on a report printed by the Justice and Safety Ministry on Tuesday regardless of the backlog having grown since September. Learn extra.
UK AND IRELAND
Dublin approves plan to sort out power poverty. The federal government accredited on Tuesday its plan to sort out power poverty and to assist the poorest households adequately warmth their houses amid chilly snaps and rising power payments. Learn extra.
NORDICS AND BALTICS
Finland plans to extend grain shares amid meals safety issues. Finland has introduced plans to extend its grain shares in response to international grain shortages brought on by the battle in Ukraine which can be anticipated to nonetheless disrupt meals safety subsequent 12 months. Learn extra.
Deliberate wind farms in north Sweden danger huge issues for business. Giant offshore wind farms deliberate to be constructed within the bay of Bothnia may pose an issue for delivery routes notably throughout the harsh winter when icebreakers are wanted to clear the way in which, based on the Swedish Maritime Administration. Learn extra.
Lawyer claims Eva Kaili adopted EU Parliament chief’s orders in Qatar. Qatar had no must bribe socialist MEP Eva Kaili because the latter was implementing a wider EU plan and was getting orders from EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Kaili’s lawyer Michalis Dimitrakopoulos alleged on Tuesday. Learn extra.
Amnesty Worldwide says Spain, Morocco used ‘illegal power’ in Melilla incident. Moroccan and Spanish safety forces used “illegal power” and failed to offer enough medical help after migrants stormed the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north-African enclave of Melilla in June, based on an Amnesty Worldwide report printed Tuesday. Learn extra.
Portugal helps Ukraine preserve warmth and lights on. Portugal will ship mills, heaters and LED lamps to Ukraine as a part of the Paris Mechanism for enhanced coordination of worldwide assist, International Minister João Gomes Cravinho introduced on Tuesday within the French capital. Learn extra.
Czech president nonetheless hopes for an embassy in Jerusalem. Czech President Miloš Zeman wish to go to Israel and transfer the Czech Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem regardless of the EU and the nation’s international ministry opposing the thought. Learn extra.
Polish parliament committee rejects ruling camp’s Russian affect invoice. The ruling Legislation and Justice Get together’s proposal to arrange a particular committee to analyze Russian affect in public life, which the opposition mentioned can be used as a software to prosecute political opponents, didn’t make it previous a committee vote on Tuesday. Learn extra.
NEWS FROM THE BALKANS
Kosovo to signal EU membership utility on Thursday. Kosovo’s President Vjosa Osmani, Prime Minister Albin Kurti, and Parliament Speaker Glauk Konjufca will collectively signal the applying for EU membership on Thursday, marking the primary formal step on the nation’s membership path. Learn extra.
Bulgaria’s Radev urges Lockheed Martin to cooperate, switch tech after F-16 deal. President Rumen Radev has requested US firm Lockheed Martin to start out industrial cooperation and expertise switch programmes in order that Bulgaria can totally use the F-16 fighter jets it bought as a part of its military modernisation pledge. Learn extra.
Romania’s inflation price soars to document highs as meals costs proceed to develop. Romania’s client costs continued to develop in November, whereas the inflation price reached a brand new document excessive of 16.8% – the very best previously 20 years. Learn extra.
Slovenia receives German lorries as a part of Ukraine swap deal. Slovenia has acquired forty tactical lories produced by Rheinmetall MAN from Germany for which it despatched 28 M55S tanks to Ukraine as a part of a swap deal agreed to earlier this 12 months. Learn extra.
US envoy says Washington ‘categorically’ in opposition to Serb troops in Kosovo. Washington is categorically in opposition to the thought, floated by Belgrade, to permit Serbian troops to return to the troubled north of Kosovo, Gabriel Escobar, particular US envoy for the Western Balkans, mentioned on Tuesday. Learn extra.
SKOPJE | TIRANA | PRISTINA
Skopje, Tirana, Pristina agree on joint protected space. Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia have signed an settlement on a typical protected space, creating Europe’s largest cross-border park, spanning over 240,000 hectares. Learn extra.
UK broadcasts crackdown on migrants, Albanians, PM reacts. In accordance with a brand new deal put ahead by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, British border officers might be stationed on the Albanian border and a brand new taskforce of 400 specialists might be set as much as course of Albanian asylum claims, information that elicited a pointy response from Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Learn extra.
- EU: Commemorative Summit to mark the forty fifth anniversary of the primary ever EU and ASEAN member states’ leaders’ assembly; Agenda highlights embody commerce, the Indo-pacific and extra; Joint assertion anticipated;
- European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen participates within the European Parliament plenary debate on the preparation of the European Council assembly of 15 December 2022;
- Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis participates within the ECB Governing Council, in Frankfurt;
- Dwelling Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson on an official go to to Washington, participates within the EU-US Justice and Dwelling Affairs (JHA) ministerial assembly and meets authorities representatives;
- Worldwide Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen participates within the twenty fourth EU-NGO Discussion board 2022;
- European Parliament President Roberta Metsola participates within the Parliament’s Convention of Presidents; Offers joint press convention with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Laureates;
- European Parliament plenary votes on the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: help to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain and Greece, EU affiliation settlement with Georgia, prospects for the two-State answer for Israel-Palestine and extra;
- MEPs maintain press conferences on upcoming “Jumbo trilogue” – potential settlement on ETS and Social Local weather Fund, allegations of corruption within the European Parliament;
- Sweden: Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson addresses parliament on Swedish EU presidency;
- Turkey: Listening to in trial of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu accused of ‘insulting’ election officers;
- United States: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press convention at finish of the Financial Coverage Committee assembly;
- WHO: Director Normal Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hosts a press convention;
[Edited by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Vlad Makszimov, Daniel Eck, Zoran Radosavljevic, Alice Taylor, Sofia Stuart Leeson, Sofia Mandilara]