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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.
A blue background with half of the EU Emblem stars including the national flags of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. A text on the right-hand side reads “Enlargement package 2023”. 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. A blue background with half of the EU Emblem stars in white on it. One of these stars is decorated with the Ukrainian flag. A text on the right-hand side reads “we recommend to open accession negotiations”.
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. A text-based visual making emphasis that the green transition will be fair.  It includes the text:  "A fair transition, based on European solidarity.  Through Emissions trading, we can raise revenues to address:  -Energy poverty and mobility changes  -Sput economic growth and create employment"
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 ↓ President von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament and standing in the hemicycle. Guardrails
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… 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.

#SOTEU Europe’s industry is showing every day that it is ready to power the green transition.
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 ↓

#UnitaryPatent 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 ↓ A map of Europe with EU cou...
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. ↓

#TogetherStronger 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. A visual with the city of C...
Apr 26 4 tweets 3 min read
We want medicine to be more accessible, available, and affordable.

Our #EUPharmaStrategy legislative reform proposes a single market of medicines that:

🔸 is patient-centric
🔹 fosters innovation
🔸 fights antimicrobial resistance
🔹 is environmentally friendly ↓

#HealthUnion Patients across the EU deserve timely access to high quality, affordable medicines.

We are proposing a modern regulatory framework & industry incentives to make unmet medical needs and shortages of critical medicines a thing of the past.

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Apr 26 7 tweets 4 min read
Today we propose new economic governance rules.

The aim is to strengthen public debt sustainability and promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

🔴 Press conference on #EUEconomicGovernance framework by @VDombrovskis and @PaoloGentiloni… @VDombrovskis @PaoloGentiloni Stronger national ownership

National medium-term fiscal-structural plans are the cornerstone of our proposals.

EU countries will have greater leeway in setting their own fiscal adjustment paths and reform and investment commitments.…
Jan 17 5 tweets 2 min read
The Green Deal Industrial Plan is our plan to make Europe the home of clean tech and industrial innovation on the road to net-zero.

It will be covering four key pillars ↓ → Regulation

The new Net-Zero Industry Act will identify clear goals for European clean tech by 2030.

We will simplify processes for new production sites and Important Projects of Common European Interest.

For the medium term, we will prepare a European Sovereignty Fund.
Jan 3 7 tweets 4 min read
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is causing challenges that we can only overcome in unity.

With our 2023 work programme, we want to build a Union that stands firm and united.

This year, we will turn our priorities into action by focusing on these initiatives ↓ Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission 🔵 European Green Deal

The EU will further accelerate its energy transition, strengthen sustainable food and transport, and tackle food and textile waste while building healthier ecosystems.

#EUGreenDeal A wind turbine with a text - Made in Europe
Oct 6, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
Our sanctions are hitting Putin's system hard.

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.

#StandWithUkraine Visual depicting a little description of the new sanctions r
Sep 11, 2022 14 tweets 9 min read
Promises made. Promises kept.

The State of the Union address sets out our agenda for Europe.

During #SOTEU 2021, President @vonderleyen outlined many initiatives relevant for Europeans.

What progress have we made on the initiatives since then? A thread 👇 🟢 European Chips Act

Without chips, there’s no digital transition, no green transition.

Our objectives are high: doubling our global market share by 2030 to 20%, and producing the most sophisticated and energy-efficient semiconductors in Europe.
Sep 10, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
We #StandWithUkraine and democracy over autocracy.

Since the start of Russia’s brutal attack on 24 February, the entire EU has mobilised to support Ukrainians.

We will continue to do so until they can safely rebuild their independent and democratic country in peace.

#SOTEU The EU has welcomed more than 8.2 million Ukrainians fleeing the war.

And the #StandupforUkraine campaign raised €9.1 billion for people fleeing the Russian invasion.

On the ground, #EUCivPro has delivered over 66 000 tonnes of aid to Ukraine.

#SOTEU Woman holding a banner sayi...
Sep 8, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Ga ervoor! Let’s #MakeItReal for Netherlands! 🇳🇱

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

#MakeItReal Image
Sep 7, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Investing in care is an investment in gender equality and social fairness.

Today, we present the European Care Strategy to ensure quality and accessible care across 🇪🇺.

It will positively impact millions of children, older people and those who cares for them.

#EUCareStrategy We propose that EU countries revise ‘the Barcelona targets’ on early childhood education and care.

Investing in high-quality care means improving gender equality and enhancing women’s participation in the labour market.

#EUCareStrategy Graph depicting the increas...
Sep 6, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Europeans continue to strongly support the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the EU's energy actions.

The new #Eurobarometer survey released today also shows how Europeans feel about the European Union, the economy, COVID-19 and what their concerns are.

More👇 Europeans confirm their strong support for the EU's response to Russia's war of aggression.

78% of citizens support EU economic sanctions on Russia.

Almost 7 in 10 are in favour of financing the supply and delivery of military equipment to Ukraine.


Aug 25, 2022 11 tweets 6 min read
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 ↓

#StandWithUkraine 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.

#StandWithUkraine Individual listings of people and entities: 1212 individuals
Aug 12, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
🦗🐛 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. 👇 Visual describing the three insects approved as novel food i 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.

#FoodSecurity Europe is showing solidarity with vulnerable populations around the globe, providing support to countries that are heavily dependent on food imports.

May 31, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
EU leaders agreed in Versailles to phase out our dependency on Russian fossil fuels as soon as possible.

But this requires a plan: This is #REPowerEU.

It has 4 pillars:
✅Saving energy
✅Diversifying away from 🇷🇺 fossil fuels
✅Massive investment in renewable energy
✅Financing Small changes in our energy usage can also have a positive impact.

When paired with efficiency measures, they can impact prices and reduce our energy bills.

With the #REPowerEU Plan, we are also stepping up our emergency preparedness.