European Union Current Affairs, GK & News

PESCO: EU approves US participation for the first time

The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative. This is the first time; the European bloc has allowed a third state to participate in the PESCO project. The countries will now participate in the Military Mobility Project in Europe. What is ..

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Net Zero Producer Forum

Saudi Arabia recently announced that it is to join Canada, US, Qatar and Norway in forming the Net Zero Producers Forum. Net Zero Producers Forum The forum has been formed for the oil and gas producers to discuss how to support the implementation of Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It aims to develop pragmatic net ..

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What is ‘Sinatra Doctrine’?

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) member countries have accepted the “Sinatra Doctrine” as a counter to the increasing China’s aggressiveness to undermine the unity of the European Union through the divide and rule policy. Highlights The Sinatra Doctrine will be based on two pillars: Continuing cooperation with China with respect to address the global ..

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European Commission proposes Covid-19 certificate

The European Commission, on March 17, 2021,  has proposed for a Covid-19 certificate called “Digital Green Certificate” covering the details regarding the Covid-19 vaccination, testing and recovery. Highlights This decision was taken in order to reopen the European Union (EU) for travel in a safe, sustainable and predictable manner. The Covid-19 certificate is an approach ..

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EU declared as ‘LGBT Freedom Zone’

The European Parliament has declared whole of the European Union as “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone” on March 11, 2021. Highlights This symbolic resolution was passed in the answer to local authorities in Poland who were labelling themselves as “LGBT ideology-free zones” in recent times. Poland had also planned to close the loophole that allowed same-sex couples ..

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