European Council Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Modi to participate in European Council meeting

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to take part in the European Council (to be held on May 8, 2021) meet. This year, in 2021, the India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting is to be hosted by Portugal. Portugal currently holds the chair of the grouping. About the meet The PM Modi is to participate in the ..

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Sophie Wilmes becomes first female PM of Belgium

Sophie Wilmes, a centre-right liberal from French-speaking community, has taken office as the first female Prime Minister of Belgium in its 189-year history. She succeeded caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December 2019.

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EU agrees on Greenhouse Gas Emission cut for Trucks

The European Parliament and the Council have struck a deal reduce average CO2 emissions compared with 2019 levels. The features of the deal are: To reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by 2030. The deal proposes a binding CO2-reduction target for trucks at the EU-level for ..

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‘Van Rompuy’ again elected as European Council President

The mandate of European Council’s current President Van Rompuy has been increased by another 2.5 years. This was decided at a meeting of the Leaders of EU in Brussels. The former Belgian Prime Minister was the only candidate for the post.

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