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The agenda of the European Union Leaders’ Summit has been announced

The leaders of the European Union (EU) countries met in Brussels to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war, support for Ukraine, measures to be taken against the energy crisis in Europe, and relations with Iran and the USA.

The leaders of the European Union (EU) countries met in Brussels to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war, support for Ukraine, measures to be taken against the energy crisis in Europe, and relations with Iran and the USA. 

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French President Emmanuel Macron stated that the new sanctions against Russia will be discussed at the European Union (EU) Leaders’ Summit held in Brussels.

Macron: “New sanctions package against Russia is on our agenda”

In a statement before his participation in the summit, French President Macron said that the meeting had many purposes, that they would first discuss aid to Ukraine, which was under Russian attack, and that 18 billion euros would be given to this country next year.

Expressing that the new sanctions package against Russia is on the agenda, Macron said that 27 European countries should discuss ways to increase the pressure on Russia in addition to the sanctions.

 

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Macron also stated that the issue of consolidating the strategy towards the south of Europe will also be discussed at the summit, as well as European energy and electricity policies will be discussed.

Emphasizing that the judicial authorities regarding Eva Kaili, the former vice-president of the European Parliament (EP) who was accused of taking bribes, are doing their job based on the evidence, Macron said that the authorized institutions will take the necessary decisions.

Eva Kaili, who was accused of corruption when she was EP Vice President, and Italian Pier-Antonio Panzeri, former EP deputy, Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, Kaili’s partner and AP assistant, were detained on charges of receiving bribes from Qatar to influence the EP’s economic and political decisions. .

Qatar denies allegations that it has bribed strategically located individuals.

Giorgia Meloni: “We expect progress on energy costs”

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that he expects progress to be made on the issue of high energy costs at the European Union (EU) Leaders’ Summit.

Asked about his expectations from the summit, Prime Minister Meloni said, “I expect forward steps to be taken in the energy file. We have been called to confirm our support for Ukraine regarding this issue.” said.

Meloni stated that the energy issue is political rather than technical, and that effective responses should be given to it, adding, “The Council has what it takes to take a step forward and we will seek effective joint solutions.” he said.

Pointing out that Italy is in an important position in the Mediterranean in terms of relations with North African and Mediterranean countries, cooperation in energy and irregular migration, Meloni said, “We want to address the issue of migration at a structural level. We will do our part.” used his statements.
Pointing out that his government prepared the budget shortly after its establishment, Prime Minister Meloni noted that the last opinion of the EU Commission was the confirmation that they had prepared a serious budget.

When asked about the corruption investigation in the European Parliament (EP), Meloni said, “The scenario is alarming. The news points to something we could never imagine. A reaction should be shown in the face of such events. We should go to the end without any discount because it is a question about the credibility of the EU and our nations. We will demand full light on what happened.” gave the answer.

Olaf Scholz: “What the Iranian government has done is unacceptable”

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who made a statement on the developments in Iran before the Leaders’ Summit, said, “What the Iranian government is doing is unacceptable. Who shoots at its own people? The Iranian government is doing this.” used the phrases.

Stating that they will reiterate their solidarity with Ukraine at the EU Leaders’ Summit, Scholz stressed that they will discuss financial and humanitarian aid for restoring the energy infrastructure in Ukraine.
Olaf Scholz stated that they aim to find a common solution on imposing an upper limit on energy prices, adding that it is good news that they are close to an agreement on this issue.

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