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  • Press release

European Green Deal: Agreement reached on cleaner maritime fuels for shipping

The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the FuelEU Maritime initiative. This measure will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector by promoting the use of cleaner energy, and gradually decreasing fuel use over time, by 2% in 2025 to as much as 80% by 2050

  • Supplementary information

Conclusions from the 23 March 2023 European Council

Following a discussion by EU leaders, the European Council has adopted conclusions on Ukraine after the latest developments in relation to Russia’s war of aggression. Also in discussion, were items including competitiveness, single market and the economy, energy, external relations and migration.

  • Supplementary information

Commission pays a further €1.5 billion in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

The Commission has paid a second instalment of €1.5 billion under the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance (MFA) ‘Plus' package for Ukraine. With this instrument, the EU seeks to help Ukraine cover its immediate funding needs, with stable, predictable and sizeable financial support in 2023.

  • General publications

The EU in 2022: General report on the activities of the European Union

A year marked by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the energy crisis, the general report on the activities of the EU outlines the progress made in 2022, including EU support to Ukraine and developments in the green and digital transitions ensuring a stronger, fairer, and greener Europe.

  • Press release

EYE2023 competition: win a trip to Parliament’s youth event

On 9-10 June, thousands of young people from across the EU will take over the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the European Youth Event to discuss and share ideas on how to shape the future of Europe. Take part in the contest to win a trip to Strasbourg and join the Parliament’s event EYE2023.

  • Statement

G7 Leaders’ Statement

On the one-year mark of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, G7 leaders issued a statement reaffirming their unwavering support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. The statement also expresses their solidarity and support to the people of Türkiye and Syria affected by the horrifying earthquakes.

  • News article

EU gas consumption decreased by 19%

The EU consumption of natural gas has dropped by 19.3% in the period August 2022-January 2023, in line with EU efforts to save energy and reduce its dependency on Russian gas.