The European Union (EU) has mobilized considerable resources since Monday to help fight fires in Greece, Sweden and Latvia concurrently, and put its civil protection mechanism to the test.
Poland decided to send 140 firemen to Sweden to combat forest fires that are sustained by a major drought and are raging in the south of this Scandinavian country, announced Friday Polish Minister of Internal Affairs.
Wednesday, the EU imposed a record 4.34 billion euros fine on Google, this time in connection with the Android antitrust file, a decision that risks damaging its relations with the US even more.
European protective measures, resulting from the increase in customs duties on imports of steel and aluminium to the US, enter into force on Thursday.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will travel to Washington on Wednesday, the 25th of July, to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, the Commission indicated on Tuesday in a brief press release.
The EU Council President, Donald Tusk, appealed to China Monday in Beijing, and also to the US and Russia, to “avoid chaos,’’ just as Donald Trump’s America has entered into a power struggle with his major trading partners.
UNRWA, UN’s agency for the Palestinian refugees, has had some success but has not quite covered its deficit after an acute economic crisis due the President Trump’s withdrawal of funding to the agency according to its director in Gaza who visited Brussels last week. At the same time tension escalated…
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed American President Donald Trump had a surprising suggestion on how to handle Brexit: “sue the EU”. 
American President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to leave NATO should the Allies make no immediate effort to increase their defense expenditure, according to diplomatic sources following discussions during the Atlantic Summit’s second session, quoted by the German press agency DPA.
Belgium’s member of the EU Commission, Marianne Thyssen, is to step out of politics in 2019, when her term in office ends, she announced on VRT radio.