It's a historic decision - for the EU and Ukraine: the war-torn country is now officially a candidate for European Union membership. But it is likely to be a long road.
Today, the summit to decide whether Ukraine will become an EU candidate country begins in Brussels. However, this would not necessarily mean a quick admission.
A few days before the potentially decisive EU summit, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called for a concrete EU accession perspective for Ukraine.
Following the curtailment of Russian gas supplies, the situation is tense. Things could get tight in the winter, so Economics Minister Habeck is now taking countermeasures. But there is a bitter pill to swallow
Every three years, migratory birds are counted along their east Atlantic migration route. The observations provide information about the populations, but also about influences on their habitats. Researchers are concerned about climate change.
Russia's war of aggression has pushed Ukraine closer to the EU. But is it enough for EU candidate status? The President of the EU Commission now wants to clarify final questions with Zelenskiy in Kyiv.
It's a big step towards phasing out internal combustion engines. The EU Parliament voted to ban new cars from emitting CO2 from mid-2030.
Chancellor Scholz has never been this close to Russia since the start of the Ukraine war: less than 200 kilometers as the crow flies from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, he is visiting the NATO eastern flank in Lithuania - and promising the country even more German combat troops.
Since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture, has been campaigning on behalf of the country's cultural workers.
A minimum wage of 12 euros - that's what Olaf Scholz promised, and that's how it's to be implemented. Another decision is also to be made at the same time.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has pledged further deliveries of state-of-the-art heavy weapons from Germany to Ukraine.Scholz stressed that the goal is to ensure that Putin does not win this war.