European external trade: managing customs

Visits: 463In the European political guidelines, custom issues have been always a cornerstone of the single market: customs performed several vital functions, such as providing sufficient revenues for the EU budget, keeping the states’ businesses and citizens safe and protected from prohibited, dangerous goods and environmentally harmful products, as well as facilitating the EU trade […]

Additional measures for clean and safer cars in Europe: challenges for motor-industry

Visits: 122The EU’s ambitious goal to region’s zero-emission by 2050 requires a fundamental reduction of all sorts of pollution and harmful emissions. Present reform is an integral part of the Commission’s work for a clean, sustainable and competitive car sector. While complementing the EU institutions’ work towards cleaner and safer mobility, present measures are a […]

VAT in Europe: vital component in econometric integration’s analysis

Visits: 559The annual ‘VAT Gap’ measures the effectiveness of VAT enforcement and compliance measures in the European states. It provides an estimate of revenue loss due to fraud and evasion, tax avoidance, bankruptcies and financial insolvencies. The VAT Gap is an important financial indicator as it shows the states’ contribution to both the EU and […]

Teaching sustainability: cross-sectoral and holistic approaches

Visits: 137Five years ago, at the SDGs’ inception, the stakes and optimism were high: world leaders thought that the simple adoption of almost perfect sustainable goals and actions would lead to successful national policies. However, as it always happens, the developmental realities appeared to be rather different. The article is showing some challenges facing education […]

Boosting digital economy and technologies: new initiatives

Visits: 29Drafting optimal perspectives in digital society and economy issues are able to enhance national recovery and resilience plans. While preparing these plans for the Commission’s adoption (drafts shall be ready this fall and final versions next April) the states have to include numerous digital transitions’ aspects. To assist the states, the Commission issued (in […]

State of the Union: effect for the European scientific community

Visits: 2098The State of the Union address (SOTU-20, 16.09.20) formulated some main challenges and solutions for perspective rather numerous and urgent socio-economic issues. Commission’s orientation for scientific community includes the directions with serious implications for national recovery and resilience. Although the main priorities for years to come are those on strengthening the European social market […]

Strategic planning in the European integration: Commission’s complex approach

Visits: 121Perspectives in the European integration have been always in minds of EU’s governance; presently, the “future” -called strategic foresight – is being formulated in seemingly plain words, i.e. towards a more resilient Europe. The latter is approached through four main directions: socio-economic, geopolitical, green and digital. However, European integration’s political economy – more than […]

“Post-covid’s” political economy: facing inevitable changes

Visits: 149Most complicated for central and local governance in the EU states are the issues of the so-called “new normal” and changing economy’s patterns: i.e. already visible and those only slightly seen in the transitional post-pandemic period. Shortly, these changes could be formulated in a fundamental line of changes – drafting new national political economy […]