“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 […]

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 […]

Tackling modern European energy policy challenges

Deep changes in Europe and the world, which have generated growing tensions in politics and economics, need scientists’ closer attention. The real challenge is to understand the core and essence of these changes so that national governance can manage them for the common good. Such an understanding is also required in analysing the urgent issues […]

Fundamental changes in the European agro-sector: resolving challenges

The EU “farm-to-fork” strategy offers a clear roadmap for a truly sustainable, healthy and fair food-farming system, while supporting farmers, ensuring future food security. However, agro-industry lobbyists, as well as some European Commission’s departments, are not truly anxious to implement the strategy. While the new CAP is becoming a stronger driver for national agro-business, however […]

“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 […]

Global and European sustainability: examples for the SDG-community

Sustainability issues, both public and corporate, have been hot topics at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Hence, it is vital not only mentioning companies that are the world’s most sustainable, but to underline necessity in preparing skills and professions required for sustainability and socio-economic transition. Besides, some examples from the Baltic Sea region […]

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 […]