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Sweden, which at present holds the rotating EU Presidency, will launch an consciousness marketing campaign to discourage migrants from coming to the nation, Migration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergard and far-right Sweden Democrat chief in parliament Henrik Vinge mentioned at a press convention. Learn extra.
Fee to rethink EU-Ukraine agri-food commerce liberalisation. The European Fee is mulling over reconsidering the particular suspension for all tariffs and quotas on Ukrainian agri-food exports over the approaching weeks after complaints from member states that an inflow of agricultural items is placing EU farmers at a drawback. Learn extra.
2024 EU elections: EPP-ECR alliance is a ‘non-issue’ for the French proper. Whereas the European elections of 2024 are starting to make themselves felt on the European degree, with the liberal EPP questioning the potential for an alliance with the conservatives of the ECR group, its French part seems removed from having selected the difficulty, opting to go away such a choice to after the elections. Learn extra.
Scholz caves into stress, permits Leopard shipments to Ukraine. After weeks of mounting stress, Chancellor Olaf Scholz paved the way in which on Tuesday for contemporary Leopard 2 tanks to be delivered to Ukraine, whether or not from Germany or another nation, a number of media reported. Learn extra.
Austrian business sees indicators of financial stabilisation. Austria is on its strategy to recovering from the financial disaster that was triggered by the pandemic and the warfare in Ukraine, the Federation of Austrian Industries mentioned. Learn extra.
Belgium urged to do ‘all the things it could actually’ to free convicted assist employee in Iran. Belgian authorities ought to “do all the things” they probably can to finish the “severe violations of elementary rights” assist employee Olivier Vandecasteele has been subjected to in Iran, some 60 teachers and authorized specialists wrote in an open letter. Learn extra.
Dutch asylum company hid violent incidents in opposition to youngsters. The Central Company for the Reception of Asylum Seekers hid no less than 20 violent incidents concentrating on minor asylum seekers from the Well being Ministry, the NRC each day reported. Learn extra.
NORDICS AND BALTICS
Finland ‘re-thinking’ NATO bid with out Sweden causes storm. Feedback from Finnish International Minister Pekka Haavisto that Finland might pursue NATO membership with out its accomplice Sweden after Turkey mentioned it could not assist Stockholm’s bid, has ruffled many feathers in Sweden and Finland. Learn extra.
Tsipras to disclose names beneath surveillance by Greek secret providers. Foremost opposition chief Alexis Tsipras will reveal on Wednesday within the Greek parliament the names of these beneath surveillance by the key providers because the so-called “Greek Watergate” escalates with the opposition asking Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to resign, branding him because the mastermind behind the scandal. Learn extra.
Meloni authorities needs EU to revisit imaginative and prescient for Western Balkans. The European Union ought to urgently develop a brand new imaginative and prescient in regards to the Western Balkans and have enlargement amongst its priorities, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni mentioned on Tuesday. Learn extra.
Spanish anti-inflation package deal accredited regardless of right-wing abstention. Parliament gave its ultimate approval on Tuesday to a contemporary anti-inflation package deal the federal government offered within the type of a decree to assist mitigate the impression of excessive vitality costs on meals merchandise. Learn extra.
Man suspected of threatening to kill Portugal’s president, detained. A person suspected of threatening to kill Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was detained by the Judicial Police in Lisbon on Tuesday, a supply confirmed to Lusa. Learn extra.
EU establishments not keen to suppose ‘long-term’, knowledgeable says. European Union establishments will not be all the time keen to undertake a long-term imaginative and prescient, Affiliate Director of European Coverage Centre Elizabeth Kuiper instructed EURACTIV.cz in an interview the place she mirrored on the takeaways of final yr’s Convention on the Way forward for Europe. Learn extra.
Slovak gasoline transit in jeopardy if new pipeline tax is handed, minister warns. Adopting a further tax supplied within the European Fee’s tips on windfall taxes would cripple Eustream and considerably jeopardise the gasoline transit system that runs by means of Slovakia, Financial system Minister Karel Hirman mentioned. Learn extra.
NEWS FROM THE BALKANS
UK authorities misplaced 176 Albanian youngster asylum seekers, didn’t notify Tirana. Out of 200 asylum-seeking youngsters which have gone lacking from lodges supplied by the British, Authorities, 88% had been Albanian, based on Minister Lord Murray, sparking outrage in Tirana over the shortage of accountability from UK authorities and the truth that they weren’t notified. Learn extra.
Bulgaria targets these concerned in ‘golden passports’ scheme. The previous head of the nation’s funding company and present member of the supervisory board of the state-owned Bulgarian Growth Financial institution, Stamen Yanev, is being investigated by the nation’s prosecution for his involvement within the “golden passport” scheme. Learn extra.
Slovenian parliament approves authorities reshuffle. Parliament endorsed 9 ministers within the authorities of Prime Minister Robert Golob on Tuesday, finishing a reshuffle that Golob meant because the begin of his time period however was thwarted in previous months. Learn extra.
Serbian parliament to debate Kosovo, Vucic calls opposition for talks. President Aleksandar Vučić has known as all opposition events to temporary them in regards to the newest European plan for Serbia and Kosovo, amid rising stress from the EU on Belgrade to acknowledge the sovereignty of its former province if it needs to maintain alive its prospects of becoming a member of the EU. Learn extra.
- EU: Fee President Ursula von der Leyen attends Faculty assembly presenting the package deal entitled “Strengthening social dialogue”; Receives President of the State of Israel Isaac Herzog;
- Vice President Margaritis Schinas holds conferences with President of the European Jewish Congress Ariel Muzicant, CEO of the American Jewish Committee Ted Deutch;
- Vice President Vĕra Jourová receives Secretary Normal Reporters with out Borders Christophe Deloire;
- Vice President Margrethe Vestager provides key be aware speech within the “Cleantech for Europe” Summit;
- Vice President Maroš Šefčovič receives President of the European Funding Financial institution Werner Hoyer; Has videoconference with the Vitality Neighborhood Contracting Events;
- Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders provides opening speech on the EURACTIV occasion on EU-US Knowledge Safety Framework;
- Financial system Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni receives President of the European Funding Financial institution Werner Hoyer;
- Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi receives the previous President of Ukraine Petro Porshenko;
- Dwelling Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson meets with President of the Committee of the Areas Vasco Alves Cordeiro;
- European Parliament President Roberta Metsola addresses the plenary session of the European Financial and Social Committee (EESC);
- European Parliament holds plenary session;
- Germany: Financial system Minister Robert Habeck presents the annual Financial system Report 2023;
- ECHR: Choice on case introduced by Ukraine, Netherlands in opposition to Russia, regarding MH17 catastrophe, Lugansk and Donetsk;
- UN: Safety Council assembly on Syria;
[Edited by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Daniel Eck, Zoran Radosavljevic, Alice Taylor, Sofia Stuart Leeson, Sofia Mandilara]