Hits: 24A new trend has appeared in the EU’s consumers’ policy: the “safety gate” is being established as a reliable tool for: a) market surveillance authorities to keep consumers safe, and b) keeping dangerous products off the market, both in real trade and online. However, these initiatives are only –so far – about non-food consumer […]
Month: March 2023
Towards global educational revolution: two vital steps forward
Hits: 9Along the mainstream directions in the world-wide educational reforms, two vital issues attracted our attention this month: the global recognition of universities’ certificates and the idea of “re-inventing” higher education. The former – after about eight years of deliberation – culminated in the UN global convention; the second issue is about the role and […]
New EU strategy: competitiveness, single market and critical raw materials
Hits: 15European long-term strategy addresses such issues as competitiveness, 30 years of the Single Market and Critical Raw Materials Act. The EU member states have been recovering from past major shocks; but they still need to look ahead and confront long-standing challenges around productivity and competitiveness.
European and international trade in goods: depressing situation
Hits: 7New Eurostat’s data has shown that deficit in international trade in goods for the euro area reached €30.6 bn by the start of 2023, with the total deficit of €34.6 bn for the whole EU-27.
“Made in Europe’s idea” through clean-tech and hydrogen
Hits: 14By global challenges and a drive towards climate neutrality, the EU member states will need a massive scale-up of clean technology (clean-tech, in short) in numerous manufacturing sectors in renewables: batteries, solar panels, heat pumps, electrolysers, wind turbines, etc. Main European regulatory measures include the net-zero industry act and hydrogen option. These initiatives need […]
Competitiveness globally and in the EU: recent accounts
Hits: 5Present geopolitical uncertainties and the post-pandemic consequences (coped with global challenges) greatly affected supply chains and made it more difficult for states to remain competitive. Besides the EU governance’s efforts in recovery and resilience, attention to new efforts in competitiveness has gained momentum: e.g. through the corporate entities’ facilitating diversification of supply chain and […]
Contemporary EU political economy: accounts of recent steps
Hits: 15Tackling energy crisis has been presently the headache for the EU and the member states’ governance. Besides, demographic changes in the EU also present problems for development. For the national political economy in modern time it is vital to improve understanding of how companies can build resilience to external challenges and crises. Finally, new […]
Responsible business behavior as a modern trend in national governance
Hits: 4Governments, civil society and businesses have been presently under increasing pressures to address and prevent mounting threats to national economies, households’ stability, as well as to environmental protection and sustainability goals, etc. New trends have appeared called “responsible business conduct” to assist states in dealing with modern challenges and crises.
Towards educational revolution: two vital steps forward
Hits: 15Along the mainstream directions in the world-wide educational reforms, two vital issues attracted our attention this March: the global recognition of universities’ certificates and the idea of “reinventing” higher education. The former –after about eight years of deliberation- culminated in the UN global convention; the second issue is about the role and place of […]
European modern energy transition: one year after
Hits: 8The European plan on rapid reduction on Russian fossil fuels, clean energy transition and industrial adaptation to different energy sources/supplies is called REPowerEU Plan. It was adopted a year ago as the EU response to energy market disruptions and a necessary provider for a huge shift in the whole EU energy system.