In June 2018 the European Union agreed a 32% EU renewable energy target for 2030.Several member states tried to push for an even higher target of 35%. Spain was among them.
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Israel Rafalovich (Brussels) | After talks that lasted until the early morning hours on Friday, EU leaders reached a deal but the differences remained while heads of states issued victory statements that the summit was a “success”.
The leaders of sixteen EU countries survived a mini summit with no results but with”frank talk” during an emergency meeting on immigration on Sunday and emerged with a veneer of common purpose.
Israel Rafalovich | The turmoil in Italy and Spain as well as the transatlantic tensions served as a wake-up call for the European Union. On the upcoming EU summit’s agenda will find all the EU challenges : Migration, Eurozone and Defence. EU officials said that the summit will need to re-energise the European Union and call on EU leaders to overcome divisions and implement reforms.
Israel Rafalovich | In the last few days a saying has frequently been heard in the corridors of the European Commission: “Spain is not Italy. With the new Spanish government it is now a Spanish spring.”
By Israel Rafalovich | Things have changed on the international political stage, and the European in particular, that gives the European Union an unprecedented opportunity to mould and shape its own military and foreign policy in a way that makes it possible for the EU to deal with crisis on the European continent and elsewhere without American interference.