What international events to expect in 2023 | Popgen Tech
Restoring peace on the continent, to help recover economies, to ensure adequate and affordable energy supplies; these are Europe’s main goals for the year ahead. Now, more than ever, it is necessary to overcome divisions to achieve stability and prosperity for citizens.
2023 brings many questions that need to be answered.
War, energy, climate and economic crises
It is impossible to say when and how the war in Ukraine will end
Both Kiev and Moscow is trapped in a static and mutually exhausting conflict. The price to pay can be a heavy one for all parties involved as the world grapples with the economic and social consequences of Russia’s invasion. Diplomacy must play a active role if peace is to be achieved.
The economic consequences of the war in Ukraine is the second but equally iimportant challenge.
Record increases in energy pricesrising inflationraw material deficitsrising debt levels and borrowing costs affect business activities and households’ purchasing power erodes. These challenges require prompt and concerted action protect economic stability.
In October the ECB raised interest rates again and declared that further increases would be expected to combat rising inflation. Its president, Christine Lagardewarned of a impending recession in the eurozone. Now more than ever, coordinated action is needed to ensure affordable energy, protect economic stability and protect vulnerable households, while maintaining the sustainability of public finances.
Tackling the climate crisis remains a high priority for 2023.
A historic agreement reached at COP 15 took in Montreal concrete steps to reverse the loss of nature. The plan also proposes to increase aid to developing countries.
Europe will need to build on this first step if it is to reverse the course of the planet and create jobs and prosperity
Migrants continue to flee war and poverty. Europe’s migration policy divides European governments. Brussels has announced a plan to coordinate the better EU’s responsea first step towards real and shared reformation.
Elections to watch
2023 is an election year for many EU countries, including Greece.
The election season has been underway since the final months of 2022, with political leaders turning up the heat of debates and hitting the pavement to garner votes.
In the fog of war, it is not easy to predict the outcome of Ukraine’s autumn parliamentary elections… or even whether they will take place at all.
Poland’s parliamentary elections will also be held in the autumn.
The explosive rise in inflation, increases in energy prices and the government’s handling of crises are expected to influence the voters.
Will 2023 be a year of political change in Spain?
Will Pedro Sanchez manage to stay in power or can the Popular Party win the elections?
The answers lie with the Spanish voters when they go to the polls in December.
Key dates of 2023
The coming year is full of important eventss, ranging from political to cultural. Let’s look at some of them.
On January 1, the Eurozone welcomes its 20th member, Croatia, in its midst. At the same time, Zagreb also joins the Schengen area.
Around the world too Brazilthis day will also see Lula da Silva officially head of the country takes office after a narrow victory against Jair Bolsonaro in 2022. He faces the daunting task of uniting a deeply divided nation without a majority in Congress.
The World Economic Forum return to Davos, Switzerland between the 16 to 20 January. It strives to provide a platform for dialogue between politicians, business leaders and civil society to address the challenges facing the world.
France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty on January 22, which laid the foundation for the Franco-German partnership after World War II.
But relations between Paris and Berlin are strained recently, especially regarding energy and defense, which could cast a shadow on the planned meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
May 6 will mark the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy, if King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey.
According to the palace, the coronation ceremony will be simple, in light of the current economic crisis, but it has been revealed that it will have a modern twist, with an eye to the future. The event will also see the Queen Consort crowned in a similar but smaller ceremony.
After Kalush Orchestras victory in 2022 – Eurovision returns on May 13. However, due to the war in Ukraine – Liverpool, a UNESCO City of Music, will host the ever-popular European Song Contest.
May 19 will see the Japanese city of Hiroshimawelcome the following G7 summit.
In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and hints of the possible use of nuclear weapons, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida felt that the city, famous for being devastated by the first nuclear attack, was a symbolic choice to send a message from peace and discuss nuclear disarmament.
Turkey face one of the most crucial elections in its history on June 18, and incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already announced that he will run for office again.
JULY – AUGUST
The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on July 20.
Co-host by Australia and New Zealand, 32 teams over will compete 9 different cities and 10 different stadiums for a shot at the title.
September will usher in the G20 summitunder the chairmanship of In the. Under the banner “One earth, one family, one future,” Energy and food security will be at the top of the agenda.
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
After a disappointing COP27, The United Arab Emirates will host the COP28 from the 30th of November to the 12th of December. Abu Dhabi wants to play an important role in the fight against global warming.