Hits: 0The ideas of the so-called “smart growth” and member states’ abilities in “specialization” have been introduced into the EU integration perspectives already over a decade ago. It was regarded both as one of the strongest facets of modern EU’s political economy and a specific economic modernisation tool in the member states’ growth patterns. It […]
Hits: 10In infringement decisions the European Commission pursues executive and legal action against the member states for failing to comply with their obligations under the European law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure proper application of the EU-wide legislation for the benefit of citizens and businesses.
Hits: 12EU states and fisheries sector are contributing to the recovery of fish stocks in the sea basins. Still more efforts are needed to fully implement the common fishery policy, CFP which contributes to a healthier marine environment and maintains the sectors’ profitability in the coming decades. Along with other priorities, it is crucial to […]
Hits: 41Countries around the Baltic Sea are both a vital force in resolving the EU-wide regional issues and in active part in the global efforts to tackle modern challenges. The 14th EUSBSR forum’s discussions were rotating around regional security, sustainability, connectivity and prosperity. These issues need closer governments’ attention, innovative strategies and additional efforts in […]
Hits: 39The EUSBSR-forum in Riga (4-6.10.2023) has in its agenda four main goals: exchange of best practices of cooperation, stronger integration within the Baltic Sea Region and beyond, forming synergies between various priority areas, and creating links between the strategy and the public. In the forum’s background will be the EU new Cohesion Report (issued […]
Hits: 14Climate change has become a vital problem in Europe and the countries around the Baltic Sea Region, BSR. The EU-wide climate ambition with rather stringent climate policies in the member states (and in many non-EU countries) involves a risk of the “carbon leakage”, which occurs when companies based in the EU move carbon-intensive production […]
Hits: 9The rule of law is a key component of Europe’s just society, political stability and economic growth. The fourth annual “Rule of Law Report-2023” reveals legal development and the “rule of law” situation in the EU member states; we added an example for Latvia.
Hits: 19Corruption is a serious problem that hampers corporate activity in the EU: about 65% of companies in the EU have regarded presently that corruption is a problem when doing business, though the extent of corruption varies considerably among the states.
Hits: 8Several EU member states which lack resources for a proper national “green” transition and climate mitigation (i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia) have received recently sufficient support from the EU investment facilities. The amounts disbursed in June 2023 are bringing the total disbursements from the Modernisation Fund since […]
Hits: 11Recent Commission’s assessment report on the EU-wide goals towards reducing landfill municipal waste by 2035 underlined that only nine EU states – or just one-third of the block – were able to reach the goals. The report also presented some initiatives that could contribute to a more circular economy’s patterns and would support the […]