Croatia Benefits from EU Solidarity Fund

Elisa Ferreira

The Commission has adopted the financing decision awarding €319 million of EU solidarity fund (EUSF) support to Croatia following the devastating series of earthquakes that hit Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties in December 2020 and January 2021. This catastrophe came only a few months after the devastating earthquake that hit Zagreb and its surroundings in…

European Capitals of Culture

Novi Sad

Since 1 January 2022, three cities in Europe hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year: Esch-sur-Alzette  (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania), and Novi Sad (Serbia). Holding the title of European Capital of Culture gives cities the chance to boost their image, put themselves on the world map, promote sustainable tourism and rethink their development through culture….

New Rules on Digital Contracts

Digital Contracts

New EU rules on digital content and on the sale of goods have entered into application. From now on, it will be easier for consumers and businesses to buy and sell digital content, digital services and goods and ‘smart goods’ across the EU. Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, said: “2022 is starting off on a very positive note for…

Green Deal Needs Nuclear Power to Work

Nuclear Power

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) has signalled support for the European Commission’s proposal to include nuclear energy and fossil gas in the so-called “Taxonomy Regulation”, which sets out the criteria for green investments.  “Without the promotion of nuclear energy, the scenario of high energy prices could worsen in the future. When it comes…

Pressure Mounting on EU to Boycott the Winter Olympics in China.

Boycott Winter Olympics

Fresh calls for a boycott were made at an online event organised to help shed light on China’s continuing human rights abuses. A boycott is seen by some as a step too far, given the symbolic importance of such an act. But the event in Brussels was told that Member States and the EU institutions,…