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 […]
Category: Modern EU
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 […]
Contemporary EU political economy: accounts of recent steps
Tackling energy crisis has been presently the headache for the EU and the member states’ governance. Besides, demographic changes in the EU also present problems for development. For the national political economy in modern time it is vital to improve understanding of how companies can build resilience to external challenges and crises. Finally, new vision […]
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.
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 […]
Driving license in the EU-27: new rules expected
Numerous studies performed in the EU-27 have shown that, generally, a great cause of road accidents and crashes occurred: a) due the lack of driving experience, and b) serious breaches of road traffic laws. The higher level of crashes and fatalities involving novice drivers indicates a need to adapt the requirements for issuing driving licenses. […]
Best healthcare systems in Europe and the world
The best hospitals in Europe are, generally, in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and Switzerland; whereas globally, the US takes 10 places in the top 25 and 46 out of the 250 hospitals listed all together. Besides, salaries for doctors and medical personnel generally reflect the “best work done”.
Modern education efforts for skills in digital and green transition
The EU member states are trying to solve problems connected to shortages of skills needed presently due to both post-pandemic syndrome and modern challenges affecting active pace of EU-wide digitalisation and green transition. Recent review visualizes some policies and employer practices in the EU states used to mitigate general skills shortages and those connected to […]
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 […]