Competitiveness globally and in the EU: recent accounts

Present 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 other […]

Balancing views and approaches needed in de-globalisation and security

Remarkable effects of the rapidly changing global political and economic situation, as well as its global “managerial governing structures”, have strong implications for the European lading positions and the member states’ growth patterns. Looking at “fragmentation” in the present pace of globalisation (or de-globalisation, if one likes), it is vital to see the political, economic […]

Dealing with challenges and problems: latest EU news

EU institutions, mainly the Commission, and the member states, while dealing with the modern challenges, are facing at the same time running difficulties connected to the present critical situation with energy, inflation and rising living standards. Some states manage these problems better than others, but some issues are still there and need resolute approaches…  

European “green industrial” development: plans and solutions

Economic perspectives in the EU “net-zero-growth” are clear enough: new markets are on the doorstep with breakthrough clean technologies, which will also transform the whole energy systems. Active investors will secure a place in the new economy’s paradigm by rejuvenating industrial manufacturing bases and creating newly skilled workforce. The EU also intends to hold leading […]

“Sustainable business” on both sides of the Atlantic: controversies proceed…

The US administration’s IRA legislation provides for public investment to boost an emerging sector of “green economy”; the efforts are supplemented by regulating expanded federal tax collection and some pharmaceutical-drug price controls. The IRA authorized at least $369 billion in subsidies for clean energy projects and products: in this way, a new US industrial policy […]

Main global technological trends: World Economic Forum’s view for 2023

Modern breakthroughs in new technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nano-technology, quantum computing, bio-technology, the internet of things, 3D printing, fully autonomous vehicles, etc. will drive national developmental priorities for 2023 and beyond. World Economic Forum warns, however, that world leaders “urgently need to seize the opportunity to direct technology towards positive ends”.   

Foreign subsidies regulation: closing existing gaps

The EU efforts concerning foreign subsidies to ensure a European level playing field in corporate activities are being augmented with a new regulation. It will both close gaps in existing legislative tools and, probably, transform the WTO rules on industrial subsidies. Hence, the EU will continue to address distortive subsidies through rules in the EU-bilateral […]

World Economic Forum-2023: perspectives for global cooperation

Main issues at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF, 16-20 January) are aimed at providing “cures” to the global socio-economic issues, including present military conflicts, difficulties in international trade and failures to effectively tackle climate change, etc. The theme of the 53rd annual meeting during is “cooperation in a fragmented world”; it brings together 2,700 leaders […]

EU labour market: covering shortages in skills

Labour market challenges and the opportunities of labour migration were discussed by the EU economic and social partners in order to tackle these issues. Exchanging views and best practices were needed in regard of a new labour migration platform to formulate most effective measures to attract skilled and talented people to the EU. These policy […]

European sustainability in progress: latest concise report

Present multiple and simultaneous crises covering European continent, including health, security, climate and financial issues, as well as the post-covid syndrome during last couple of years, have led to a general slowdown of SDG progress among the EU member states. These negative trends also coped with a slow socio-economic growth, Ukraine-Russia military conflict and need […]