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21st May 2022

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Zelensky signs application for Ukraine to join EU

Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky, currently in Kyiv while leading his country's resistance to the Russian invasion, has been pictured on Twitter signing Ukraine's official bid to become an EU member state. EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday: "They [Ukraine] are one of us and we want them in." Sandbags were visible in the photo, with Kyiv reportedly under aerial attack on Monday.

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Opinion

What Europe still needs to do to save its bees

On World Bee Day, it is essential to pay homage to a variety of pollinating insects crucial for our food security. A number of EU projects contribute to their sustained survival.

Agenda

Economic worries and Hungary on the spot Next WEEK

Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the economic worries with the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, agriculture ministers are set to talk food prices, and EU affairs ministers will put Hungary on the spot in the Article 7 procedure.

MEPs urge sanctioning the likes of ex-chancellor Schröder

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Austria's ex-foreign minister Karin Kneissl should be blacklisted if they don't step down from top Russian state-owned companies, while EU countries should sanctions Europeans who take key jobs at Russian state firms.

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