EU Tracker

On the agenda
  • Tomorrow - Finns vote

    Finland organises its general election to vote for a new parliament.

  • Tomorrow - Bulgaria votes (again)

    Bulgarians will go to the polls for yet another election after political parties failed to put together a working government.

  • 1 May - Latvians vote

    Latvia will vote in May for a new president.

  • 13 May - Eurovision time

    The Eurovision song contest final from Liverpool will be held.

  • 14 May - Turkish elections

    Turks will vote for a new parliament and president.

  • 17 May - Microplastics

    The Commission will publish new guidelines on how to reduce the release of microplastics into the environment.

  • 21 May - Greeks vote

    Greece will hold its first national ballot under a new system.

  • 30 May - Trade and Tech Council

    The next edition of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council is pencilled in for 30-31 May.

  • 1 June - EPC meeting II

    The European Political Community’s second-ever meeting will take place in Moldova on 1 June.

  • 5 June - EU Green Week

    EU Green Week kicks off on 5 June.

  • 21 June - Space and defence

    The Commission’s space and defence package, which will include an EU space strategy, is due to launch on 21 June (TBC).

  • 30 June - Energy and climate plans

    EU governments have an end of June deadline to update their national energy and climate plans (NECP), which show how countries are going to meet all of the bloc’s energy and climate laws. The Commission will assess their contributions to check that it all adds up to the right result.

  • 1 July - Viva Espana

    Sweden will hand over the reins of the EU presidency to Spain.

  • 11 July - NATO summit

    NATO members meet in Vilnius for 2023’s summit

  • 30 September - Slovakians vote

    Slovakia’s general election will be held (TBC).

  • 2 October - Spain's energy summit

    Spain will co-host a major climate summit with the International Energy Agency in a warm-up act ahead of COP28 later in the year.

  • 31 December - It's coming home

    Spain will hand over the EU presidency to Belgium.

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