As the Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine rages on, humanitarian needs in the country continue to rise rapidly. In view of an effective and timely humanitarian response, the EU is organising a Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting in Brussels today.
The first payments of €500 million of immediate assistance to Ukraine have reached the country to address its most urgent needs. These funds are part of the second €1.59 billion package of the EIB's Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response developed in close cooperation with the European Commission.
Today, the European Commission resumed the screening process with Albania and North Macedonia. Experts from the European Commission, Albania and North Macedonia have begun examining EU laws and policies under Cluster 1 on Fundamentals.
Indeed, it is now the third time that I am here in Kyiv, since the beginning of this atrocious war. And I must say that it is impressive to see how much has changed to the better here in Kyiv. Life has come back to Kyiv.
Madam President, Honourable Members, My fellow Europeans, Never before has this Parliament debated the State of our Union with war raging on European soil.
On 5 September 2022, the conference “Tunisia’s association to Horizon Europe” was held in Tunis, gathering physically more than 380 high level participants representing the Tunisian research and innovation ecosystem. Researchers, small and medium-sized firms, start-ups, scientific societies
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €47.7 billion in support of partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results.
In a joint assessment released today, the Government of Ukraine, the European Commission, and the World Bank, in cooperation with partners, estimate that the current cost of reconstruction and recovery in Ukraine amounts to $349 billion (€349 billion).
Ahead of President von der Leyen's State of the Union address, which will take place in Strasbourg on 14 September 2022, the Commission has released an overview of its work and achievements over the past year.
The European Commission has today proposed a further €5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine as the second part of the exceptional MFA package of up to €9 billion announced in the Commission's communication of 18 May 2022 and endorsed by the European Council of 23-24 June