On the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron, Heads of State and Government of Europe Versailles Declaration agreed. It is not only about the future relationship with Ukraine, but also about ambition stronger defense to expand and To strive for more independence In the production of chips, for example.
Remarkably, there has been quite a bit of controversy, although that doesn’t mean everyone is now on the same page. For example, Poland and the Baltic states are calling for a halt to gas imports from Russia, while countries such as Hungary or Germany, which rely more on Russians for their energy, are not at all interested in this.
“Overall, you could say that the 27 member states of the European Union have shown a great deal of unity over the past two weeks,” summarizes Rob Hebout. “It is very important in this crisis to be able to influence this conflict.”
On March 24 European leaders meet in Brussels† This will be an important summit, because there will likely be more clarity on how Europe wants to cap gas prices. Of course it will also relate to the situation in Ukraine, the economic consequences of this, the new influx of refugees in Europe, and the need for a possible new European Recovery Fund.
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