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Summits keep Brussels and capitals busy. An EU summit Thursday and Friday, an extraordinary NATO summit on Thursday, both attended by US President Joe Biden and, in part, with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joining in.
In the morning, Chancellor Scholz will introduce the Chancellery budget in the Bundestag during the budget debate. Some announcements for the summit are also expected in this general debate. In the afternoon, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel are expected in the European Parliament.
Draft Council conclusions in circulation show how the EU member states intend to set priorities in the future. While Ukraine is to be assured of support and a reconstruction fund for the country is to be adopted, and efforts to establish a European defense authority are to be further intensified, the chapter on energy has not yet been finalized.