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Crimea, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk are Ukraine.

The EU does not and will never recognise this illegal annexation.

We are strengthening our sanctions against Russia and will keep providing strong support to Ukraine, for as long as it takes.


On Friday, we will present this roadmap to European leaders to tackle energy prices:

⛽ A price cap on gas properly designed to ensure supplies' security
🤝 Negotiations with trusted partners to dampen the price of gas imports
🇪🇺 A strengthened Common Energy Platform


RT @vonderleyen: I welcome the Member States’ agreement today on the 8th sanctions package.

We have moved quickly and decisively.

We will never accept Putin’s sham referenda nor any kind of annexation in Ukraine.

We are determined to continue making the Kremlin pay.


The acts of sabotage against Nord Stream have shown how vulnerable our energy infrastructure is.

Pipelines and underwater cables are the lifelines of data and energy.

It is our common interest to better protect these critical infrastructures.

President @vonderleyen


"High gas prices are driving electricity prices.

We have to limit this inflationary impact of gas on electricity – everywhere in Europe.

This is why we are ready to discuss a cap on the price of gas that is used to generate electricity."

President @vonderleyen at


"We proposed a suspension of 65% of the commitments for three operational programs amounting to ~€7.5 billion of Hungary's envelope.

We consider they are likely to be affected again by the breaches of the principles of the rule of law."

— Commissioner @JHahnEU at @europarl_en


🇦🇮 Anguilla
🇧🇸 Bahamas
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos

These three jurisdictions have today been added to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.

We are working with EU countries to strengthen the EU list's criteria to ensure more tax transparency.


RT @vonderleyen: Merci @emmanuelmacron pour cette excellente réunion avant le premier & informel à Prague cette semaine.

Nous travaillons sur des solutions 🇪🇺 pour protéger les ménages et entreprises des prix énergétiques élevés, soutenir la compétitivité & protéger le marché unique.


The first-ever for EU’s external action is kicking off!

The plan is clear:


young people who can be the drivers of a positive change for a more democratic, equal and inclusive world!


RT @vonderleyen: As I promised Prime Minister @CMShehbaz at in New York, more help from the EU to help Pakistan deal with the consequences of the terrible floods is on the way.

The EU stands with the Pakistani people.


We welcome @europarl_en adoption of our proposal for a common charger to reduce electronic waste and the fuzz of having several cables for different devices.

USB Type-C port will be the new standard for portable devices by the end of 2024.


Congratulations to @ERC_Research grantees Alain Aspect and Anton Zeilinger on winning the 2022 in Physics!

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2022 in Physics to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger.


Europe remains committed to contributing to global .

Exports to sub-Saharan Africa grew significantly:
⏫121% in June month-to-month

Imports from Ukraine after implementation of solidarity lanes:
⏫61% in first semester 2022

Read the latest report ↓


Executive Vice-President @VDombrovskis signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine since Russia began its brutal war.

The 🇪🇺 will provide €5 billion to 🇺🇦 to cover immediate liquidity needs, pay salaries & pensions.

We will deliver first tranche in mid-October.


Κάν’ το πραγματικότητα! 🇬🇷

Greece has sent its second payment request of €3.56 billion under the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Next step➡️ We will assess Greece's compliance with the 28 milestones and targets outlined in its recovery and resilience plan.


Portugal has sent its second payment request of €1.8 billion under the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Next step ➡️ We will assess Portugal's compliance with the 20 milestones and targets outlined in its recovery and resilience plan.


Congratulation to @ERC_Research grantee Prof. Svante Pääbo on winning the 2022 in Physiology or Medicine!

The 2022 in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Svante Pääbo “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.”


EU Space Week has launched!

Register now for to:

☑️ Connect with more than 1.2k attendees from all over the globe
☑️ Learn about the latest status of the @EU4Space Programme
☑️ Meet and discuss with industry leaders, space stakeholders and policymakers



Have you ever experienced discrimination in AI-enabled hiring?

With our new AI liability rules, we are making it easier for Europeans to get compensation when harmed by AI.

The rules also address harm caused by products like robots, drones or smart-home systems.


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