Innovation’s agenda in the EU-27: uneven progress

Views: 3Perspective and innovative companies in Europe are the background of resilient, diversified and modern single market. The EU is trying to use all its potentials in improve “innovation climate” and its quality in the global innovation race. However, statistical account in the newly published innovation scoreboard, as well the complicated nature of innovation, needs […]

Financing the EU priorities and integration through the external bonds

Views: 7According to the EU law, the European Commission is empowered to borrow from the international capital markets on behalf of the 27 member states. The EU has a well-established name in the global securities markets with a positive track record of bond issuances over the past 40 years. All issuances executed by the Commission […]

European banks and financial sector in need of additional efficiency

Views: 12A vital goal of the European integration process is to make the EU-wide financial system more efficient. To ensure the financial system orderly functioning and stability, the European Banking Authority, EBA is monitoring and analyzing risks and vulnerabilities relevant to the regulations for banks, investment companies and firms. EBA also facilitates information sharing among […]

Strategic technologies in the member states: EU-wide supporting measures

Views: 39Newly adopted amendments to the guidelines on regional state aid will allow the EU member states to increase support for developing the so-called critical technologies in the less advantaged European regions. The amendments will also enable investments in clean- and bio-technologies, digital and deep-technology sectors in view of strengthening European competitiveness and preserving cohesion […]

European Parliament elections: the EU’s legislative branch perspectives

Views: 18For three days this month- between 6 and 9 of June- millions of European citizens in 27 member states are taking part in electing more than seven hundred EU-wide members of the parliament showing their interests in “shaping European future”. The EU-wide direct elections of the European Parliament as one of the most vital […]

European new governance framework: reshuffling political economy’s patterns

Views: 66The new EU-wide economic governance framework is designed to assist the member states in dealing with the modern challenges and accomplishing the recovery/resilience process. Hence, the reform underlines two indispensable and mutually reinforcing directions: the prudent fiscal strategies (as well as investments) and transitional efforts that enhance sustainable and resilient political economies. Our comment […]

European “health union”: EU-wide approaches and solutions

Views: 22The Commission introduced recently a double strategy in approaching to EU-wide public health integration, i.e. concerning supply of medicines to citizens in the member states “at all times and at affordable prices”; the strategy included both the regulatory and industrial dimensions. Besides, the Critical Medicines Alliance announced last October is aimed at stimulating and […]

The fifth EU’s enlargement: “ever growing Union” and some expectations

Views: 20On 1 May 2004, the then Commission President R. Prodi pronounced the fifth and the largest in the EU’s history; since then, three more countries have joined the EU. Presently, the desire to join the EU is growing: the Western Balkans wanted to be a “part of the family” and negotiations with Ukraine and […]

Digital platforms in Europe: the size matters

Views: 38There are presently more than twenty digital platforms and search engines in the EU-27; they all have to comply with the general obligations under the digital law. Some main general provisions include the obligations for online marketplaces to: a) ensure the traceability of traders on their platforms; b) design their interface to facilitate traders’ […]

Sustainable investment through circular economy and outsourcing

Views: 16Responsible investing is becoming more popular globally; however, there is a lack of clarity as to what constitutes its objectives and what a sustainable investment actually is. Some argue that states invest responsibly only promoting more sustainable and equitable future. Others add that strategic investments in the “care economy” are increasing productivity and promoting […]