The EU disburses €450 million to the Western Balkans partners delivering on the Energy Support Package for the region
In December 2022, during the EU – Western Balkans Summit, when the EU re-confirmed its full and unequivocal commitment to the European Union membership perspective of the Western Balkans, the European Commission announced an unprecedented €1 billion Energy Support Package to mitigate the immediate
Ukraine: EU mobilising support to after the Kakhovka dam destruction
The destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine has led to devastating humanitarian and ecological consequences. While evacuations of affected populations are underway, Ukraine has requested international EU assistance in the form of equipment and machinery for relief efforts.
Commission further integrates Ukraine into EU Single Market through the Connecting Europe Facility for infrastructure funding
Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean and Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Oleksandr Kubrakov, today signed an agreement in Lviv, associating Ukraine to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.
EU extends trade benefits for Ukraine
The suspension of import duties, quotas and trade defence measures on Ukrainian exports to the European Union – known as the Autonomous Trade Measures (ATMs) – are in place for another year. This strong testament to the EU's unwavering support for Ukraine will help alleviate the difficult situation
Ukraine: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the destruction of the Kakhovka dam
Russia’s attacks against Ukrainian civilian critical infrastructure reached an unprecedented level today with the destruction of the dam at Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant. The European Union condemns this attack in the strongest possible terms.
Joint statement on International Children's Day by President Ursula von der Leyen and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
On the occasion of the International Children's Day on 1 June, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met on the sidelines of the Second meeting of the European Political Community, and issued the following joint statement:
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Moldovan President Sandu
It is wonderful to be back in Chișinău. Indeed, Moldova is this week the political heart of Europe. And I think it is natural and self-explaining that the second Summit of the European Political Community takes place in Moldova. Because your country embodies Europe's core values.
Telecom operators in EU and Republic of Moldova agree on lowering roaming tariffs from 1 January 2024
The Commission welcomes the Joint Declaration from EU and Moldovan telecom operators for lower roaming charges. The Declaration, facilitated by the Commission and Moldovan authorities, will bring benefits to citizens and businesses alike in the EU Member States, the European Economic Area (EEA) and
Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum
The war against Ukraine is a pivotal moment for Europe. And we must meet this moment. It is of course a blatant attack against the principles of the UN Charter. Principles we have collectively signed up to.
President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell to participate in European Political Community meeting in Moldova
On Thursday, 1 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will attend the second meeting of the European Political Community, alongside High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, hosted by Maia Sandu, the President of Moldova.