When Vladimir Putin first invaded Ukraine in 2014, Europeans had a simple choice: increase or decrease their energy dependence on Russian fossil fuels. Europeans chose to increase. National governments like Spain and France could have freed themselves from Russian gas just by implementing their own national building renovation plans. But they chose not to.
The EP has tried to convince Member States to respect their own commitments on arms exports. With little success so far.
The German ban on weapon exports to Saudi Arabia: a huge success for the German Social Democrats.