EU leaders angry with the ECB – Il Tempo

Christine Lagarde ends up under accusation by several leaders present at the European Council. The number one of the ECB and its monetary policy, made up of great rigidity in raising interest rates to counter inflation, was heavily criticized by Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece on the black day of the stock exchanges and the … Read more

The biggest message at the EU summit was about what was not even on the agenda

Thursday’s meeting of the European Council was about support for Ukraine, “clean” industry and migration. The body of heads of state and government is not officially a decision-maker, but here the member countries can make political agreements at the highest level, and their conclusions are accepted unanimously. They are also committed to possible new restrictive … Read more

Index – Abroad – Together with Romania, Hungary takes action against the rights-depriving Ukrainian minority protection law

On a joint Hungarian-Romanian initiative, the monitoring committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) unanimously decided to ask the CoE’s constitutional advisory body, the Venice Commission, to examine whether the Ukrainian Minority Protection Act is in line with international standards – stressed Zsolt Németh, the Fidesz chairman of the Parliament’s foreign … Read more

Meloni to debut in the EU, pressing on energy and migrants – World

One step closer to the price cap solution. An exchange of views on lively but not very high-voltage migrants. Giorgia Meloni’s first European Council did not disappoint on two of its key themes: energy and migration. The Italian prime minister landed in Brussels reiterating the position expressed by Italy so far: the need for Europe, … Read more

In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more

European Council, Zelensky: “Show more strength to Russia”

Speech by the Ukrainian president: “We need greater unity between states” <!– CONTINUA A LEGGERE » –> LaPresse / CorriereTv (LaPresse) Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky spoke in video connection with the European Council, which is discussing the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. During his speech, Zelensky asked Europe to show more strength, the only … Read more

Michel promised military support to Moldova, Georgia also has fears of Russian aggression – ČT24 – Czech Television

“This year we intend to significantly increase our support for Moldova and supply its military with additional military equipment,” said Michel, who spoke with Moldovan President Maia Sandu at a news conference. The European bloc is also examining ways to help Moldova strengthen its armed forces, Michel said, according to Reuters. This assistance would go … Read more

Germany is negotiating security guarantees with Ukraine. The Pope spoke about the weakness of the UN – CT24 – Czech Television

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned the secret talks with Kiev in the Bundestag. Berlin is negotiating with the Ukrainian leadership about possible guarantees that the country could provide to ensure security after the Russian invasion. As an alternative to NATO membership, Kyiv has previously suggested that Ukraine be guaranteed by individual countries, such as Germany, … Read more

Ukraine: A winner will be decided in two weeks, says Borrell – Ukraine Invasion

The head of diplomacy of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, estimated today that within two weeks a winner of the war launched by Russia against Ukraine will be defined, calling for the continuation of the delivery of weapons to Kiev. “In the next two weeks, weapons will decide which way victory falls, we must … Read more

We couldn’t afford it

The head of government stayed in Brussels on two-day peak European Union. The schedule of Thursday’s talks includes, among others coordination meeting of the Visegrad Group, working meeting of the heads of state and government of the European Union countries with the President of the European Parliament, David Maria Sassoli. Politicians took part in two … Read more