Stories in this section cover the EU-27 countries plus the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra and the Balkan Countries (Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia).
Slovenia is set to take a place at the UN Security Council for the second time since gaining independence from Yugoslavia, beating Russian ally Belarus in a vote at the United Nations on Tuesday (6 June).
The race between the two members from the UN's Eastern Europe bloc was the only contested election for five seats on the UNSC. In the secret ballot election in the 193-member General Assembly, Slovenia received 153 votes while Belarus got 38 votes.
The French President Emmanuel Macron, alongside economic and political stakeholders, is visiting the Netherlands on Tuesday (11 April) to push for a huge EU investment plan in line with the Commission’s Net-Zero Industry Act.
Accompanied by eight ministers and business representatives, including the CEOs of Engie and Air France/KLM, Macron will visit Amsterdam and The Hague under the banner of "European sovereignty in its economic and industrial dimension", according to the Élysée Palace.