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Week in Review: The End of an Era?

Laid to Rest?

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrive for a family photo following an EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 23 June 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Slovakia Takes Over a Divided V4 after Hungary’s Troubled Presidency

The four countries of the bloc - Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia - have never developed a common foreign policy in the 31 years of the existence of the bloc, which emerged in 1991 to help facilitate the region's accession to NATO and the EU. Instead, especially at the EU level, they have tried to coordinate their positions on various EU-related matters.

EU to Ban the Sale of Petrol and Diesel Cars by 2035

EU countries have reached agreements on proposed laws to combat climate change on Wednesday night. They backed the phasing out of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 and the creation of a multi-billion-euro fund to protect poorer citizens from spending on products that produce carbon dioxide, Reuters reported.

Lajčák arrives and meets with Vucic

During the visit from June 29 to July 1, Lajk will meet with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic, as well as parliamentary opposition leaders and representatives of the international community in Serbia, the statement said.
Lajk is in Kosovo and Metohija today, where he arrived yesterday.

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