The EU stands united in its solidarity with Ukraine and will continue to support Ukraine and its people together with its international partners, including through political, financial and humanitarian support as long as needed.
The EU has reacted swiftly and decisively against Russia’s aggression by adopting unprecedented packages of sanctions targeting the Russian economy and financial system, the Kremlin media machine and its corrupt elite.
On October 19, the European Commission adopted its 2021 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Turkey on their respective paths towards the European Union, with a particular focus on implementing fundamental reforms, as well as clear guidance on the reform priorities ahead.
Commission's Technical Support Instrument to help nine Member States welcome and support people fleeing the war in Ukraine
The Commission will offer technical expertise to help nine Member States welcome people who flee the war in Ukraine. Member States that have filed a request for support will receive it over the coming months. These are Belgium, Cyprus, Czechia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Today, the European Commission marks the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and Interphobia (IDAHOT), which raises awareness of the discrimination and violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) persons continue to face.
The EU announces today €25 million in humanitarian aid to meet the basic needs of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Over 2 million Palestinian women, children and men in the Occupied Territories and Gaza Strip are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Commission has launched today a dedicated phone helpline in Ukrainian and Russian to provide information and assist those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Commission, through the Europe Direct Contact Centre, has been answering questions in writing in both Ukrainian and Russian since