Digitalisation: support for education providers

Views: 23The European Education Area, EEA idea has been to assist the member states’ efforts and facilitate the EU-wide cooperation in order to create more resilient and inclusive education and training systems. The EEA strategic framework provides a guideline to structure collaboration among the EU institutions and the member states education provides in formulating a […]

Open and competitive digital market in Europe: urgent necessity

Views: 28During last four years the EU’s institutions, mainly the Commission, have been elaborating effective measures to manage the digital challenge in the member states. Two vital legislative acts have been adopted and enforced recently involving both the digital market and the services:  a) concerning the EU-wide digital services’ facilities, and b) optimizing the functioning […]

Nature-related effects and risks in corporate activities

Views: 28Scientist have often warned that human activities have transformed not only climate and environmental quality, but the nature’s equilibrium too. Disclosing of corporate effects on nature and climate change is increasingly becoming used: e.g. the US Securities and Exchange Commission has made such disclosures mandatory for public companies, following the initiatives from the European […]

Targeted actions to boost European bio-technology and bio-manufacturing

Views: 35Present socio-economic, demographic and environmental challenges are reinforcing the bio-economy’s industrial dimension and its closer links with the biotechnology and bio-manufacturing sectors. Corresponding Commission’s actions will contribute to stronger economy in the member states and stimulate the demand and market uptake for bio-manufactured products. 

Transatlantic economy: growing connections between Europe, the US and the world

Views: 35Three main “actors” in world economy- the US, China and the EU- account for about three-fourths of the global GDP. However, two economies in trans-Atlantic relations, i.e. the US and EU have already become strong drivers in progressive global growth. The transatlantic economic ties provide, e.g. for 16 million jobs on both sides in […]

Market exchange rates: “real” and hidden payments

Views: 25Hidden fees in international payments have been always a common place. However, in the EU they have been banned legally since 2020 for cross-border payments among the member states. But, it is still a serious problem in trade outside the EU-27 that cost people and businesses in the EU about €30 billion in 2023 […]

Risk aversion in business: getting through modern challenges

Views: 28Modern challenges have greatly altered traditional approaches to managing risks; besides, the concept of risk aversion in entrepreneurship has been transformed as well by the digitalization and the new ICTs. Conference at Latvian Turiba University this March is devoted to analysis of some vital issues concerning risks in contemporary socio-economic development and business.  

Higher education qualification’s recognition: towards European degree label

Views: 16A year-long EU project, initiated and guided by the European Commission, advised the European Universities Alliances to examine and facilitate the delivery of the joint European degree “label”. The European approach for joint programs, adopted by the member states’ education ministers can ease external quality assurance, based on Bologna process’ criteria, and bring more […]

Supporting agro-sector in the EU states

Views: 28Quite often the EU member states’ leaders are discussing agricultural issues with the EU institutions and, particularly, with the Commission as a main EU executive organ. Thus, recently the Polish Prime Minister Tusk and the Commission President von der Leyen held an in-depth discussion on a new series of the EU proposals. 

Digital facilities in education: assisting SDG’s implementation

Views: 26The education providers around the world are experimenting with learning and teaching the newly needed skills and “going out” of conventional classrooms by providing virtual-learning possibilities and technologies.. The problem is actually doubled: it is about global challenges and reforming national education policy to make the process of acquiring new skills more efficient. In […]