NEWS FROM THE EU | By Luca Morini, European volunteer at MEBA

NAVALNAYA’S EU SPEECH – Yulia Navalnaya declared during her speech in front of the European Parliament on February 28, 2024, ‘The European Parliament has to stop being boring.’ This statement comes after the death of her husband, Alexei Navalny, on February 16, 2024. Navalny, an activist and political opponent of the Kremlin, died in a cell in the Arctic after being imprisoned by Putin’s regime in January 2021 on charges of fraud (…)

EU FARMERS PROTEST CONCERNS – On February 26th, 2024, a sea of over 900 tractors flooded the streets of Brussels in what marked one of the largest demonstrations by European farmers since the current wave of protests began. This wasn’t an isolated incident. Discontentment with EU agricultural policies has been simmering for some time, and the Brussels protest served as a powerful focal point for these frustrations. At the heart of the farmers’ grievances lie concerns about several EU policies (…)

VON DER LEYEN SEEKS RE-ELECTION – In a move that has sparked anticipation and speculation across the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen has officially declared her intention to seek re-election as President of the European Commission. The announcement comes amidst a backdrop of shifting political dynamics and challenges facing the EU, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, climate change imperatives, and geopolitical tensions (…)