Quality education through new forms and means

Hits: 1The European institutions suggested some new education methods and tools to help schools and universities in the member states to accommodate to modern challenges and to activate progressive sustainability teaching. All levels of education and training in the states (incl. schools and universities) have to reach three vital objectives. 

Complying with the EU law: infringement package for June

Hits: 2In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against EU member states (starting in June) for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and […]

Urgent European measures in reducing transport pollution

Hits: 2Although transport plays fundamental role in the European economic growth, the sector is at the same time one of the largest contributors to air pollution both in the EU and around the world. Recent Commission’s proposals to reduce damaging effects include the Euro 7 regulation to enter into effect in a couple of years; […]

Implementing sustainability in the EU: mid-term progress

Hits: 2Last five years’ analysis of the sustainable development goals implementation in the European Union has shown remarkable progress in progressive socio-economic growth. However, the member states have to continue addressing structural challenges and maintaining the EU-wide commitment to the green and digital transition. In this regard, sustainability goals remain the national governance’s vital compass […]

Post-pandemic recovery: changes in Latvian political economy’s framework

Hits: 15The EU-wide integration process has developed a conceptually different style of “European capitalism”: so-called social market economy, which is presently a guiding “framework” in the member states’ political economy. Positive factor in the Union’s development is that the “leading integration’s ability” to organise all vital growth facilities in any EU country includes budget funding […]

Higher education qualification: recognition issues world-wide and in Europe

Hits: 2All countries in present multi-national world need some common rules and procedures to a reciprocal recognition of graduate certificates. Millions of students are presently studying outside their native countries and they need a world-wide recognition of their achievements. At the end of 2019, a global convention has been concluded to assist in official recognition […]

Reforming European customs union: facing new challenges

Hits: 14New Commission’s legislative proposals reveal a new vision for the EU-wide customs union. New draft puts in place an updated and modernised framework based on three interlinked areas of action: a) providing greater simplifications for businesses, especially EU importers; b) facilitating more active collaboration between customs authorities at the EU-wide level, in order to […]

European financial regulation and supervision: facing reforms

Hits: 5The EU institutions have been reforming existing financial system during last decade; finally, it introduced a specific supervisory architecture, consisting of three European supervisory authorities and a special board to monitor systemic risks. New measures will promote supervisory convergence and consistent supervision, which are key building blocks in creating a genuine EU-wide Capital Markets […]

Energy reforms and electricity market: perspectives and controversies

Hits: 5Highly-politicized reforms in the EU’s electricity market, which are concentrated on assisting the member states in decarbonizing their electricity system and lower prices for businesses and consumers, have gained new attention EU-wide due to increasing energy prices to companies and households during recent months. 

EU’s supporting states’ development and economies: Danish example

Hits: 11The European Commission has approved Danish government’s plans to set-up national Export and Investment Fund with a budget of over €4 billion. The fund is aimed at supporting economic development, competitiveness, innovation and growth for Danish companies. The Commission has approved the fund’s activities for the next six years; in case of further prolongation, […]