Artificial Intelligence’s safety summit: formulating perspective priorities

Hits: 15The global community is entering a completely new and different digital era witnessing a coming period where computers start acting human-kind and hopefully “intelligently”. With the complexity of the AIs facilities, the issues of safety are becoming more complex. At the recent AI safety summit in London the EU suggested four perspective priorities aimed […]

Transformative and accelerated actions towards SDGs-2030

Hits: 23Recent summit of global leaders at the UN Headquarters in New York at the end of September were aimed at reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. Besides, it provided a high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading to achieving the SDGs by 2030, which […]

“Green transition” issues: political economy’s complexities

Hits: 6Most countries in the world, including both the US and the EU political economy’s governance, are deeply involved in delivering “green agendas” with massive investments in green growth and renewable technologies. Particularly, public green subsidies in the two big powers are aimed at encouraging private sector’s sustainable growth patterns. However, decision-making in green transition […]

The EU’s Erasmus+ program: additional efforts in global education

Hits: 18The Commission selected 159 projects for funding under Erasmus+ program (Capacity Building for Higher Education), which supports the modernisation and quality assurance of higher education in third countries worldwide. These projects respond to the EU-wide aim of supporting international cooperation in the fields of higher education, improving education systems, as well as strengthening socio-economic […]

Sustainability reporting: common standards for businesses

Hits: 16The EU’s governance has started intensive efforts to force corporate entities to implement sustainability and fulfill their obligations under the “green deal”. Present corporate sustainability reporting seems inefficient with gaps tarnishing public “green accountability”. The Commission has adopted common standards for companies to manage sustainability performance and make it more efficient with a better […]

Fading European economy’s motor: frightening deindustrialization in Germany

Hits: 41Recent article in Politico revealed some frightening for the EU-wide growth signs of economic decline in Germany. The main reason is a “toxic mixture” of such new factors in contemporary growth as high energy costs (though in some EU states energy prices have already fallen to pre-2012 levels), skilled-worker shortages and red tape, etc. […]

“Green business” in modern European political economy

Hits: 18Modern global challenges affected national socio-economic development through numerous directions: e.g. digitalisation (and other outcomes of the 4th industrial revolution), sustainability requirements, climate mitigation efforts and “green growth” agendas; the latter have ignited fundamental reforms in political economies, as well as in European and national guidance’s systems. Almost all spheres of socio-economic development in […]

Global sustainability report-2023: new initiatives to accelerate SDGs

Hits: 61During last seven years, global community has acquired periodical sustainable development reports providing most up-to-date data to follow and rank the performance of all UN member states on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. Recent report made at the mid-point of the UN Agenda-2030 acknowledges very modest progress made and formulates priorities to restore and accelerate […]

Social market economy and social enterprises in the European governance

Hits: 36From its inception, the European Union has been striving to pursue the social-market economy’s concept in the member states’ development and national growth patterns. Therefore, the so-called social enterprises are presently playing increasing role in the EU-wide and states’ economy by prioritizing social, environmental and climate mitigation goals alongside creating substantial profits.   

Defending European interests through international efforts

Hits: 19A political agreement on the “anti-coercion instrument” was reached recently as a new tool aimed to enable the EU member states respond to internationally induced economic and financial coercion, thus to better defend their interests. The EU as a whole will be better prepared to external coercion and on the global economic stage as […]