The EU’s institutional triangle agrees on joint priorities for 2023 and 2024

In line with the process implemented for the first time in 2016, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed on the upcoming EU legislative priorities for 2023 and 2024. This approach is meant to allow institutions to work more effectively on key legislative proposals initiated by the Commission, for which the European Parliament and the Council are co-legislators.

“Energy saved in summer is energy available for winter” – initiatives to tackle the energy crisis

Europe is currently affected by an important increase in energy prices, as well as supply chain disruptions as a consequence of the pandemic restrictions and the war in Ukraine. The EU and member states are therefore trying to work on solutions to address this issue. 
At the European level, the Commission has proposed a new legislative tool and a European Gas Demand Reduction plan, with the aim of reducing gas use in Europe by 15%.

European Commission issues 2021 Ageing Report

The European Commission recently published the 2021 Ageing Report, sub-titled “Economic & Budgetary Projections for the EU Member States (2019-2070)”. 
Based on new population projections provided by Eurostat, this report presents the long-term economic and budgetary impact of ageing populations, highlighting the immediate and future policy challe