Ukraine–European Union relations

Von der Leyen: Europe should prepare to Stop Gas Supplies from Russia

The European Union today put a tighter focus on energy during the Czech presidency of the EU Council, given Russia's war in Ukraine. "We must prepare for a further disruption of gas supplies, even a complete shutdown of supplies from Russia," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament.

Day 121 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv Withdraws from Sievierodonetsk, EU Candidate Status Granted

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

The Council of the EU has approved Ukraine and Moldova receiving candidate status

Yesterday, the Council of the European Union approved Ukraine and Moldova receiving candidate status.

This was announced on Twitter by the President of the Council Charles Michel.

Von der Leyen: Reducing Heating in Europe by 2 Degrees will Replace Nord Stream Supplies

"Reducing home heating temperatures in Europe by 2 degrees would make it possible to replace gas supplies through the Nord Stream gas pipeline". This opinion was expressed by the President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with the Spanish newspaper elDiario.

Direct message from Europe: Serbia must decide

"We want Serbia with us, but for that we need clear evidence that the country shares our values, such as the rule of law and democracy, and that it rejects the Russian invasion," Von der Leyen said in an interview with the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and Kleine Zeitung.
She underlined that the foreign policy commitment of the candidates is very important.

Fajon: Proposal on Bosnia’s EU candidate status gets strong support

Luxembourg – Slovenia’s proposal that the EU should grant Bosnia-Herzegovina EU candidate status as soon as possible received a great deal of support and, above all, a great deal of understanding at today’s meeting of EU foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon said after she outlined the proposal to her counterparts.

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