The EU will make “major progress” in protecting women in the coming months – that’s according to Frances Fitzgerald. The Fine Gael MEP has been told that the EU will sign up to the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. Ireland is already a signatory, but Frances Fitzgerald says it needs to apply right across the EU.
The risks of imposing gas price caps proposed by the European Commission yesterday, will be followed closely. That’s according to the European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson who outlined details of the plans to MEPs in Strasbourg this morning.
The proposed “market correction mechanism” would enable the bloc to automatically intervene in gas markets in cases of severe price hikes.
Music this week from Romania and Italy