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Nov 8 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Another historic step for the citizens of 🇺🇦🇲🇩🇬🇪🇧🇦 regarding their 🇪🇺 aspirations.
We’ve adopted our 2023 Enlargement Package recommending to open negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, to grant candidate status to Georgia, and to open accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, once the necessary degree of compliance is achieved
Completing our Union is the natural horizon.
Despite the ongoing war, Ukraine demonstrated resolve in making substantial progress in creating a powerful reform dynamic.
We recommend that the @EUCouncil opens accession negotiations with Ukraine.
Oct 9 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
Europe is delivering on its promises made to citizens to lead the way on climate action.
Our legislation to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 is now in place.
What will guide our way until 2030 to build a greener EU? Here is a brief summary ↓
→ ETS reform
Carbon pricing and an annual emissions cap will ensure that polluters pay and that EU countries generate revenues they can invest in the green transition.
Sep 14 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority.
And Europe should lead the way, building a new global AI framework built on three pillars: guardrails, governance and guiding innovation ↓
We put forward the AI Act – the world's first comprehensive pro-innovation AI law.
Our AI Act is already a blueprint for the whole world.
We must now focus on adopting the rules as soon as possible and turn to implementation ↓
Sep 13 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
Europe once again must answer the call of history.
And that is what we must do together.
🔴 Watch LIVE President @vonderleyen #SOTEU speech in International Sign twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
We want to support the European industry in building its model for decarbonisation.
That’s why we will hold a series of Clean Transition Dialogues.
Starting from this month.
Jun 23 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Sanctions may not have the immediate effect that most would like, but they are achieving their objectives:
✅ degrade Russia's military capability
✅ deprive the Kremlin from revenues
✅ impose costs on Russia's economy
Here is our new package of sanctions ↓ #StandWithUkraine
The new package introduces a new anti-circumvention tool.
It will allow the EU to restrict the sale, supply, transfer or export of specified sanctioned goods and technology to certain third countries whose jurisdictions are at high risk of circumvention.
Jun 1 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Today is a game-changer for innovation in Europe.
With the launch of the Unitary Patent system, innovators will have a one-stop shop for the registration and enforcement of patents in Europe.
This means lower costs, less paperwork, and reduced red tape ↓
Without any added formalities, the Unitary Patent will be effective in 17 EU countries, 🇦🇹 🇧🇪 🇧🇬 🇩🇰 🇪🇪 🇫🇮 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇱🇺 🇲🇹 🇳🇱 🇵🇹 🇸🇮 🇸🇪
In practice, this cuts the renewal fees over 10 years from around €29,000 to less than €5,000 ↓
Jun 1 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The future of Moldova is in the European family. 🇲🇩🇪🇺
The sea of European flags in Chișinău last week proves it.
As the country makes great progress and advances on its EU path, we stand by its side in offering our unshakable solidarity and support. ↓
Since 2021 we have provided over €1.09 billion in assistance – including €295 million in Macro-Finance Assistance this year.
We have already mobilised €673 million under the Economic and Investment plan. We will triple the amount with €1.6 billion in additional financing.
Apr 26 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
We want medicine to be more accessible, available, and affordable.
And we are determined to make the Kremlin pay for the latest steps on the escalation path.
We welcome the adoption by @EUcouncil of our eighth package of sanctions against Russia.
Learn more ↓ #StandWithUkraine
Additional export restrictions have been introduced which aim to reduce Russia’s access to military, industrial and technological items, as well as its ability to develop its defence and security sector.
We have approved the Netherlands’ €4.7 billion recovery and resilience plan.
This #NextGenEU financing will support investment and reform measures put forward by the Netherlands to support its economy of tomorrow.
48% of #NextGenEU financing for the Netherlands will support its green objectives in:
🏡 energy efficiency
☀️ renewable energy sources
🚆 sustainable transport
Moscow must continue to pay a high price for its aggression.
Since February, the EU has imposed hard-hitting sanctions against the Kremlin, with the aim of halting reckless and inhumane invasion of Ukraine.
State of play on sanctions ↓
The sanctions target the political, military and economic elite responsible for the invasion or actions which undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
🦗🐛 Whether a snack or a food ingredient, did you know there are currently three insects authorised in the EU 'novel food'?
‘House cricket’, ‘yellow mealworm’ and ‘migratory locus’ are the three types of insects authorised as ‘novel food’ in the EU market. 👇
The @FAO indicates that insects are a highly nutritious and healthy food source.
Insects contain high fat, protein, vitamin, fibre, and mineral content, and can facilitate the shift towards healthy and sustainable diets. 👇
May 31, 2022 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
We are currently experiencing the greatest global food security crisis of our time, triggered by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
The European Union is mobilising support, at the European and global level, to address it.
Europe is showing solidarity with vulnerable populations around the globe, providing support to countries that are heavily dependent on food imports.