The Newsletter104413 nov. 2023

La Lettre

Claire Tutenuit

13 November 2023

All sectors of the European economy are developing decarbonisation strategies based on replacing fossil fuels with renewable raw materials. Conflicts of use therefore seem likely, leading to undesired economic effects such as impacts on food prices. New governance mechanisms have yet to be invented.

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Foundation

Launch of the Schuman Network

13 November 2023

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On 9th November the Foundation launched the Schuman Network, an initiative aimed at promoting debate and reflection by think tanks on European issues. Seven think tanks from Germany, Croatia, Greece, Poland and Romania have already joined the network, which is open to others, with the aim of bringing together a wide selection of contributions on the future of Europe.

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European recovery plans: figures and priorities

13 November 2023

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In response to the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Union has set up a €672.5 billion recovery fund. On 9 November, the Council approved amended plans for Denmark, Lithuania, Austria and Sweden. The Foundation offers you an interactive map of the plans, country by country, to find out the amounts involved and the timetables.

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Prague Summit

13 November 2023

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As part of the Prague European Summit, an annual conference on European issues, Eric Maurice, head of the Brussels office, will be taking part in a round-table discussion on Europe and the new geopolitical order following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 15 November.

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Presentation of the results of the EurHope campaign

13 November 2023

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On 10 November in Madrid, Make.org and the Young European Federalists presented the results of the EurHope campaign, with which the Foundation is associated as a partner. Stefanie Buzmaniuk, Development Research Director, took part in the event.

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Commission

Recommendations regarding enlargement

13 November 2023

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On 8 November, the Commission published its annual reports on the progress made by the candidate countries for accession to the European Union. It recommended opening accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, as well as with Bosnia-Herzegovina as soon as certain measures have been adopted. It also recommended granting candidate country status to Georgia. It is up to the European Council to decide whether to implement these recommendations. On the same day, the Commission presented its growth plan to accelerate economic convergence in the countries of the Western Balkans.

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Parliament

Reducing vehicle emissions

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, MEPs adopted the proposed Euro 7 regulation on pollutant emissions from motor vehicles. They approved the emission levels proposed by the Commission for passenger cars and proposed stricter rules for heavy goods vehicles and buses.

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New own resources

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, MEPs approved a Commission proposal to create three new own resources for the European budget: revenue from emissions trading, resources generated by the border carbon adjustment mechanism, and a temporary statistical own resource based on corporate profits.

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Adoption of data legislation

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, MEPs adopted the Data Act, which aims to improve access to and use of digital data. The legislation regulates the sharing of data generated by connected devices, giving users greater control over their information, tightens up business secrecy to prevent technology leaks, and defines the exceptional circumstances in which public authorities may access data.

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Council

Meeting of space ministers

13 November 2023

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On 6 and 7 November, the ministers meeting in Seville pledged to strengthen European space cooperation with a view to enhancing Europe's strategic sovereignty and stimulating the ecological and digital transitions. At an interministerial summit of the European Space Agency (ESA), they launched a call for projects for a vehicle capable of making round trips to the International Space Station by 2028, and agreed to increase funding for Ariane 6.

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Meeting of the Economy and Finance Ministers

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, the Economics and Finance ministers discussed the reform of the European Union's economic governance. They also exchanged views on the economic impact of the sanctions against Russia and the implementation of the recovery plan. The day before, the eurozone ministers discussed the macroeconomic context and the economic competitiveness of the eurozone.

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Trilogues

Agreement on digital identity and a framework for political advertising

13 November 2023

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On 8 November, Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the European Digital Identity (eID) wallet project. Member States will have to provide their citizens with free digital portfolios containing their various identity documents. On 7 November they reached agreement on the proposed regulation on political advertising. The aim is to make election campaigns more transparent and less vulnerable to interference.

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Agreement on the Nature Restoration Act

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, the Council and Parliament reached agreement on the nature restoration regulation, which sets targets (20% of land areas and 20% of sea areas) by 2030. For ecosystems in poor condition, Member States will have to restore 30% of them by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 90% by 2050. The agreement must now be definitively adopted by the Parliament and the Council.

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Agreement on the 2024 budget, and on instant payments

13 November 2023

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On 11 November, the Council and Parliament reached agreement on the European Union's budget for 2024. The agreement sets the budget at €189.4 billion in commitment appropriations, up from €182.7 billion in 2023. On 7 November, the two institutions reached agreement on the proposal to harmonise instant payments in euros.

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Diplomacy

Meeting of the G7 Foreign Affairs Ministers

13 November 2023

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On 7 and 8 November, the foreign ministers of the G7 countries meeting in Tokyo condemned the terrorist attacks by Hamas in Israel and called for respect for international law in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. They reiterated their support for Ukraine, pledging to continue their energy assistance as winter approaches.

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Sanctions relating to Turkish drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, the Council renewed for one year the sanctions against Turkish individuals and entities responsible for unauthorised hydrocarbon drilling activities in the territorial waters of Cyprus. The measures comprise an asset freeze and a ban on travel within the EU, as well as a ban on financing the sanctions from within the EU.

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Court of Justice

The Advocate General recommends annulling a judgment on Apple's tax rulings

13 November 2023

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On 9 November, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the Court should annul a judgment on tax rulings adopted by Ireland in favour of Apple. The ruling handed down in 2020 annulled a Commission decision requiring Apple to repay €13 billion to Ireland following a tax rebate that had been deemed by the Commission to constitute illegal state aid. The Advocate General considers that the Court of First Instance made several errors of law. The CJEU must now decide whether to follow this opinion and refer the case back to the General Court for a second ruling.

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Court of Auditors

Reforming economic governance

13 November 2023

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On 8 November, the European Court of Auditors published an analysis of the proposed reform of European economic governance. It considers that the proposed reforms are a step in the right direction, but have certain limitations. The system of national adjustment plans could lead the Commission to unequal treatment, while the new budgetary framework would not simplify macroeconomic monitoring, which was one of the Commission's objectives.

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European Agencies

First images of the Euclid telescope

13 November 2023

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On 7 November, the European Space Agency (ESA) published the first images from the Euclid space telescope, launched last July. The colour images will be used to study how dark matter and energy formed the universe and to create the most complete 3D map of it.

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France

International humanitarian conference for the civilian population of Gaza

13 November 2023

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A conference bringing together the main players involved in humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip was held at the Élysée Palace on 9 November as part of the Paris Peace Forum. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched an appeal for a $1.2 billion humanitarian aid fund.

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Appeal for glaciers and the poles

13 November 2023

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On 10 November in Paris, the One Planet-Polar Summit underlined the urgent need for global action against the melting of the ice caps fuelled by the continuing increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The declaration calls for global cooperation, in-depth scientific research, the integration of the effects of the cryosphere into decision-making and increased education on these issues.

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Summit on the removal of terrorist and violent extremist content online

13 November 2023

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On 11 November, leaders from governments, online service providers, civil society and Christchurch Appeal partners gathered in Paris to address the challenges posed by terrorist and violent extremist content online. Leaders outlined actions to manage the risks associated with advanced AI capabilities, combat radicalisation and improve crisis response protocols in an evolving digital landscape.

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Italy

Agreement with Albania regarding immigration

13 November 2023

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On 5 November, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni signed a memorandum of understanding with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on immigration management. Two migrant management centres under Italian jurisdiction may be set up on Albanian soil to check migrants before they arrive on Italian soil.

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Poland

Opposition agreement for a government coalition

14 November 2023

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The parties of the Civic Coalition, which together won the largest number of seats in the 15 October elections, signed an agreement on 10 November to form a coalition government led by Donald Tusk. Parliament convened on 13 November. Szymon Holownia (Polska 2050) was elected president of the lower house (Sejm) by 265 votes. In the Senate, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska (PO) was elected president by 66 votes. Despite this, Polish President Andrzej Duda, has tasked outgoing Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (PiS), to form a new government despite not having a majority.

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Delivery of an air defence system by MBDA

13 November 2023

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On 7 November, a strategic cooperation agreement was signed between MBDA, the European air defence company, and the Polish armaments group PGZ. The agreement provides for the supply to Poland of a new air defence system.

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Portugal

Resignation of the Prime Minister, dissolution of Parliament and new elections

13 November 2023

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Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa tendered his resignation on 7 November following a corruption scandal that led to the indictment of one of his ministers and his chief of staff. On 9 November, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa dissolved parliament and called early general elections for 10 March 2024.

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Slovakia

Meeting of the Nuclear Alliance

13 November 2023

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The Nuclear Alliance, bringing together 15 Member States and Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, met on 7 November on the fringes of the European Nuclear Forum in Bratislava. It called for continued efforts in the field of energy transition, insisting on increased funding for nuclear energy and the development of a skilled nuclear workforce. An alliance on nuclear research was also launched, with the aim of developing the first model of a small modular reactor (SMR).

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United Kingdom

Reshuffle: David Cameron appointed Foreign Secretary

13 November 2023

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman on 13 November over her criticism of the police during demonstrations in support of the humanitarian situation in Gaza. She has been replaced by Foreign Secretary James Clervely. Former Prime Minister David Cameron was called into government as Foreign Secretary.

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Ukraine

Visits to Kyiv by the Lithuanian Defence Minister and French MPs

13 November 2023

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On 10 November, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas. They discussed measures to strengthen Ukraine's defence capabilities with Lithuanian support, in particular air defence. On the same day, the President's Deputy Chief of Staff, Ihor Zhovkva, met a delegation of French MPs led by Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade, Chairman of the European Affairs Committee.

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Council of Europe

World Democracy Forum

13 November 2023

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From 6 to 8 November, the World Democracy Forum organised by the Council of Europe was held in Strasbourg. Parliamentarians and national leaders were able to discuss the challenges of global democracy with representatives of civil society and non-governmental organisations. At the closing ceremony, the Council of Europe awarded the prize for democratic innovation to three projects.

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IMF

Europe's economic outlook

13 November 2023

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In its Regional Economic Outlook published on 8 November, the International Monetary Fund estimates that Europe will see growth of 1.3% in 2023 and 1.5% in 2024, against a backdrop of slowing inflation.

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Studies/Reports

Report on the agricultural economy

13 November 2023

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According to a report published by the Commission on 9 November, the average income of farmers has been rising since 2013, in virtually all agricultural sectors. Income inequalities persist, particularly between farms in northern Europe, which are often larger and more profitable, and farms in southern Europe, which are often smaller. Finally, the report stresses that inequalities can also be explained by the gender, age and level of education of farmers.

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A new vision of justice and peace

13 November 2023

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On 10 November, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (COMECE) called on the European Union to propose a renewed vision of justice and peace in the light of events in Ukraine, Armenia and the Middle East.

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Culture

Rubens in Rome

13 November 2023

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Until 18 February 2024, the Galleria Borghese is presenting the exhibition "Pygmalion's Touch. Rubens and sculpture in Rome". This exhibition explores how the artist Peter Paul Rubens, of the Flemish Baroque school, contributed to a new conception of antiquity and Greek mythology at the turn of the 17th century.

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Another history of the world

13 November 2023

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The Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseille is presenting an exhibition entitled "Another history of the world" until 11 March 2024. Covering the history of the world from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century, the exhibition abandons any Western perspective to offer a different reading grid and reflect the history of non-European civilisations.

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Turner in Munich

13 November 2023

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The Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich is devoting an exhibition to the British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner, entitled "Three Horizons", until 10 March 2024. A precursor of Impressionism, Turner is particularly famous for his watercolour landscapes and his taste for modernity.

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Gdansk International Piano Competition

13 November 2023

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The Fifth International Baltic Piano Competition in Gdansk is being held from 19 to 26 November at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music. On the programme: auditions culminating in a prize-giving ceremony, symphonic concerts and a concert by the prize-winners.

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"itinéraires abstraits" in Le Havre

13 November 2023

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The Musée d'Art Moderne in Le Havre is presenting an exhibition entitled "Itinéraires abstraits" until 31 March 2024. The exhibition offers a journey through one of the 20th century's abstract works, reflecting questions about non-figuration and the aesthetic sensations of abstraction.

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Chagall in Barcelona

13 November 2023

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Until 24 March 2024, Barcelona's Palau Martorell is hosting the exhibition "Marc Chagall. The Colour of Dreams", comprising more than 150 works by the painter, at least 25 of which have never before been exhibited in Spain. The exhibition covers various aspects of Chagall's life, including spirituality, literature and the circus.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude in London

13 November 2023

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Until 22 January 2024, the Saatchi Gallery in London is presenting "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Boundless". Highlighting the sentimental and artistic collaboration between the visionary couple, this ground-breaking exhibition revisits the artists' cult installations from around the world.

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Agenda

14 November 2023

Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) (Brussels)


15 November 2023

General Affairs Council (Brussels)


15 November 2023

EU-ACP Interministerial Meeting (Samoa)


20 November 2023

Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Brussels)


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