The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament call for Member States and the European Commission to introduce taxation on windfall profits.
European Council President Charles Michel visited Sweden and Finland on 25 May to show the EU’s support in their bid to join NATO after Turkey vetoed their application. Their membership is of high importance, he says.
The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament condemn what they call ‘the disinformation spread by Turkish government-controlled media against EU Member States and politicians’.
The European Commission is allocating close to 1 billion euros to the 2022 European Defence Fund (EDF) work programme. Together with a number of new tools, the fund is meant to improve European defence capabilities.
During one of the last Conference on the Future of Europe meetings in Strasbourg, Renew MEP Guy Verhofstadt said the European Parliament would next week call for a revision of the EU Treaties.
European Parliament members in the Constitutional Affairs Committee want the Parliament to get a ‘general and direct’ right to initiative after the next time the Treaties are revised.
The S&D group in the European Parliament wants Serbia to make a clear pro-EU choice if it wants to become a member of the European Union.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola visited Kiev on Friday in an effort to show the Parliaments support for Ukraine. In her speech in front of the Ukrainian Rada she praised the resistance of Ukraine against the Russian invasion and called for further assistance.
In order to be able to act rapidly and robustly, the Council of the European Union wants to establish an EU Rapid Response Force of 5000 troops. EU ministers approved the Strategic Compass, containing plans to make the EU a stronger and more capable security provider.
According to a draft document by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, seen by Speaking of Europe, EU leaders will be announcing a shift in its strategy on three vital themes : defence, energy and economy.