New Eurostat’s data has shown that deficit in international trade in goods for the euro area reached €30.6 bn by the start of 2023, with the total deficit of €34.6 bn for the whole EU-27.
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“Made in Europe’s idea” through clean-tech and hydrogen
By global challenges and a drive towards climate neutrality, the EU member states will need a massive scale-up of clean technology (clean-tech, in short) in numerous manufacturing sectors in renewables: batteries, solar panels, heat pumps, electrolysers, wind turbines, etc. Main European regulatory measures include the net-zero industry act and hydrogen option. These initiatives need financial […]
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 […]
Responsible business behavior as a modern trend in national governance
Governments, civil society and businesses have been presently under increasing pressures to address and prevent mounting threats to national economies, households’ stability, as well as to environmental protection and sustainability goals, etc. New trends have appeared called “responsible business conduct” to assist states in dealing with modern challenges and crises.
Towards educational revolution: two vital steps forward
Along the mainstream directions in the world-wide educational reforms, two vital issues attracted our attention this March: the global recognition of universities’ certificates and the idea of “reinventing” higher education. The former –after about eight years of deliberation- culminated in the UN global convention; the second issue is about the role and place of education […]
European modern energy transition: one year after
The European plan on rapid reduction on Russian fossil fuels, clean energy transition and industrial adaptation to different energy sources/supplies is called REPowerEU Plan. It was adopted a year ago as the EU response to energy market disruptions and a necessary provider for a huge shift in the whole EU energy system.
Energy efficiency’s reform supported by legal clarification
A provisional agreement between two EU legislative institutions provides for legal support in EU-wide energy efficiency with strong requirement for the member states to implement efficiency measures in policy, planning and investment in socio-economic development priorities. After a formal adoption, the new legislation will be published in the Official Journal of the Union and enter […]
New directions in the EU’s political economy for skilled workforce
The EU member states agreed with the Commission’s proposal on the EU-wide social targets by 2030; according to these targets at least 60 percent of adults should participate in training every year, with adequate national budget contributions; to reach this target, the EU has several funding instruments available to support the states in up- and […]
Global and European food market: recipe for a better living
It is already over half a century that most national governance in the world are dealing with such food issues as sufficiency in agro-products, food sovereignty and dietary “complexes”. Presently, the situation has turned into healthy food consumption and optimal for people diet recipes: just to note, people in the world, on average, need between […]
AI and changes in growth and decision-making
AI requires a set of special infrastructure modes; yet a targeted plan for national AI-computed capacities to facilitate socio-economic growth is a difficult issue to complete. Presently, complete data on such nation-wide AI infrastructure generally does not exist, which is naturally hindering economic goals. It is necessary to identifies tools and mechanisms to evaluate, […]