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After Finance Minister Igor Matovič refused to give up his seat, his party now leads a minority government and if it fails, Slovakia’s first-ever snap election could hand power to parties accused of corruption. he pledged to overcome. Read more.
How France lobbied against the Commission’s proposal on platform workers’ rights. France has lobbied the European Commission heavily on the rights of platform workers, favoring the platform’s position and sparking more fears of collusion between French policymakers and industry lobbyists, according to documents obtained by EURACTIV. Read more.
European arms stocks are running out, warns Borrell. European arms stocks are running low as EU member states scramble to send military aid to Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned on Monday (September 5). , renewing calls to better coordinate European supplies to the war-torn country. Read more.
The European Parliament is fighting over the sustainability criteria for the insurance sector. In attempts to reach a common position on the revision of prudential regulation for the European insurance sector, MEPs expressed widely divergent views on whether and how to take climate risks into account in regulation . Read more.
Dutch agriculture minister resigns as nitrogen line simmers. Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Minister Henk Staghouwer announced his resignation via Twitter on Monday evening as farmers continue to protest against government plans to implement the rules of the EU. Read more.
Habeck confirms the exit from nuclear power in 2022, two plants to form a temporary reserve. The German government will stick to the country’s planned nuclear exit in 2022, shutting down its last three nuclear reactors amid the ongoing European energy crisis. Read more.
Macron supports the European windfall tax. French President Emmanuel Macron said he favored a “European contribution mechanism” on energy companies that would apply equally across the bloc after a video call with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday. Read more.
UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND
Dublin does not expect the new UK Prime Minister to trigger Article 16, FM said. Dublin does not expect Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister, to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which would suspend parts of the post-Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. EU, said Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney. Read more.
NORDIC AND BALTIC
The far-right leader retaliates on the label of “threat”. Far-right leader of the Swedish Democrats Jimmie Åkesson slammed the Social Democrats’ ‘political failure’ in response to allegations that his party’s ‘ties to Russia’ threaten national security at a press conference Monday. Read more.
The Spanish Prime Minister launches the electoral cycle with a citizens’ forum. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez kicked off a long political campaign on Monday by answering questions from ordinary citizens concerned about the impact of soaring energy prices at an event at the official seat of the leftist government. Read more.
Portugal approves family support measures. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has countersigned the government decree establishing exceptional measures to help families offset the effects of inflation. Read more.
Poland is looking for nuclear partners, in talks with the United States, France. Poland is in talks with several potential partners to launch nuclear power in the country, with the aim of operating six reactors before 2040, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday. Read more.
The director of Orbán’s favorite museum lambastes West over Gorbachev’s funeral. Mária Schmidt, the director of the government-favorite House of Terror museum, slammed Western leaders for skipping the funeral of the USSR’s last leader in an outraged post on social media on Monday. Read more.
Czech EU Presidency to tackle migration reform and strengthen protection for Ukrainians. The Czech EU Presidency is ready to start negotiations on a possible extension of temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees, Czech Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said on Monday. Read more.
Macron, Scholz aides head to Belgrade, Pristina in new diplomatic push. EU mediator Miroslav Lajčak will visit Pristina and Belgrade on Friday, together with special advisers to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, to explore possibilities for progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, the spokesperson said. speech of the European Commission Peter Stano to the Serbian media. BETA. Read more.
Bulgaria will supply North Macedonia with electricity for the winter. Bulgaria has promised to provide North Macedonia with additional amounts of electricity for the winter, as announced after Bulgarian Prime Minister Galab Donev met with his Macedonian counterpart Dimitar Kovachevski in Sofia on Monday. Read more.
Croatia will unveil its “comprehensive” crisis plan this week. A new crisis package, due to be unveiled by Croatia’s cabinet on Thursday, will be “fair, powerful, comprehensive”, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said Monday after a meeting of his ruling conservative HDZ party. Read more.
Slovenia summons Serbian ambassador over Vucic’s statements. The Slovenian Foreign Ministry summoned Serbian Ambassador to Slovenia Zorana Vlatković over statements made by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s visit to Belgrade last weekend. Read more.
Serbian Prime Minister visits northern Kosovo amid ongoing tensions. Serbian Prime Minister-designate Ana Brnabic said she wanted to convey messages of peace, stability and tolerance during a visit to northern Kosovo, a region populated mainly by ethnic Serbs. Read more.
Albania’s ruling party proposes lustration for election candidates. The Albanian Socialist Party has submitted two bills to parliament that would prevent anyone who worked for state security (Sigurimi) under the brutal communist regime from running as a candidate in any government election. Read more.
- EU: EU-Georgia Association Council, chaired by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.
- Informal meeting of the Minister of Health.
- European Parliament Roberta Metsola has a working lunch with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
- Greece: French FM Catherine Colonna visits Slovak President Zuzana Caputova on an official visit to Athens.
- Spain: The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, discusses Tuesday in the Senate with the leader of the conservative opposition, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, the government’s anti-crisis package.
- Poland: The 31st Karpacz Economic Forum begins and will last until Thursday.
- Slovakia: President Zuzana Čaputová makes an official visit to Greece and North Macedonia.
- UK: Queen Elizabeth II appoints a new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson officially resigns.
- Russia: Putin attends Vostok-2022 military exercises.
[Edited by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Vlad Makszimov, Daniel Eck, Benjamin Fox, Zoran Radosavljevic, Alice Taylor, Eleonora Vasques, Sofia Stuart Leeson]