Ursula Von Der Leyen
In the EU, more than 75 percent of adult citizens are already fully vaccinated against covid. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
She added that to date, the EU has exported more than a billion doses of vaccine to more than 150 countries around the world. The EU is the largest exporter of vaccines, the EC president said.
Ten member states as well as the European Commission itself will be opposing the Warsaw-Budapest tandem, who argue that the definition of the rule of law is too vague and the mechanism merely replicates the already ongoing Article 7 procedure, but gives Brussels more room for manoeuvre while also scrapping the right of veto by member states.
Schallenberg will hold talks with the EU leadership in Brussels today.
With this visit, he wants to show that he is a "convinced European" and that he has a pro-European attitude.
In Brussels, he will meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, as well as EU Council President Charles Michel.
Brdo pri Kranju – Prime Minister Janez Janša has accused the European Commission of exceeding its powers and of political abuse of the rule of law in an interview with Euronews, saying in its efforts to get member states to comply with the EU’s fundamental values the Commission is “close to breaking the rule of law” itself.