On 15 March, the European Commission published the 2022 edition of the EU General Report – “The EU in 2022”.
The report presents key EU activities in 2022, with a strong focus on the EU’s response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the unwavering solidarity with Ukraine.
In particular, the EU adopted more than 200 measures to help the Ukrainian state and people, and to support Member States in dealing with the consequences of the war, especially on Europe’s economy and energy security. Around 4 million people fleeing the war received temporary protection in EU Member States.
In 2022, the EU adopted nine packages of sanctions to curtail Russia’s ability to wage war and mobilised close to €50 billion in support for Ukraine.
The report also highlights EU relations with the Eastern Partner countries, the strengthening of political and economic ties, including through providing EU candidate status to Moldova and Ukraine and European perspective to Georgia, and increasing sanctions against Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus.
The report reminds that the EU is investing €2.3 billion in the Eastern Partnership to leverage investments of up to €17 billion across all sectors.
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