Perspective directions in the EU’s integration: key global and European challenges (Part I)

As an impetus into a perspective historic conference on “future of Europe” (so-called, CoFoE), the EEI provides its vision on the European integration processes. The first article reviews some theoretical and practical issues concerning EU’s socio-economic integration aspects which are in close connections with contemporary global and European challenges. Among the “sectoral challenges” with a […]

European “corporate future”: important part of modern entrepreneurship

Increasing role of ever growing technology’s effect on all spheres of socio-economic development provides for fundamental changes in corporate activities, e.g. on the ways the companies are organised, function and survive in turbulent times. The emerging technologies enabled by the digital “intervention” are increasing both the essence of entrepreneurship and the scale of changes. Never […]

Modern trends in the EU’s integration: rebuilding and transforming member states’ economies

Contemporary global challenges together with the post-pandemic complications are radically changing the pace and content of the European integration; the latter’s process is being already modernized through new Union policies. However, the recovery and resilience requirements provide for dramatic changes in the member states political economies which require inclusion of new trends and instruments.

EU’s budget for 2021: recovery and resilience in action

In the beginning of December 2020, the three EU legislative institutions reached an informal political agreement on the EU budget for 2021, the first under the seven-year MFF-27 budget. The Council’s final position was finally supported by the Parliament with a strong majority on 18 December. For two main directions in the 2021 budget are […]

European perspective recovery and resilience: final financial programs up to 2027

A vital part of the European multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-27 has been finally approved; the other part aimed at supporting recovery and resilience efforts in the member states, (i.e. the NextGenerationEU facility, NGEU) is expected to be finilised during last days in 2020. Thus the whole set of the EU’s financial measures will […]

European education policy perspectives: transformation in progress

Present pandemic crisis imposed a severe stress test for all aspects of European integration. As soon as one of the main parts of socio-economic integration is the EU’s single market, the common approaches to preparing highly educated on general level and in specific skills labour force are being of utmost importance for the European future.    […]

“Renovation’s wave” in European integration: increasing buildings’ energy performance

The Commission published a recommendation for the member states on tackling energy efficiency in construction and renovation; construction has been the most active sector in the member states’ development: more than 220 million buildings, i.e. about 85 percent of the EU’s “building stock”, were constructed during the last two decades. They will be mostly still […]

Labour movement in European integration: facing modern challenges

The labour market and trade unions in the EU as a whole and in the member states shall be seen as most important parts in the EU’s doctrine of growth based on “social market economy”, which is a different facet of traditional “capitalism”. Although the covid-pandemic has challenged and jeopardized the implementation of the ambitious […]

European integration: additional and extensive efforts after a “special summit”

The European Council, which took place during first two October days, has had a “special status” due to several extensive measures to forward regional integration. All of the steps needed approval of the EU-27 member states’ leaders: e.g. ten “projects” have acquired the status of the EU’s socio-economic importance, aimed to contribute to recovery and […]

European external trade: managing customs

In 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 with […]