Facing the summit: EU’s political economy discussed at an extraordinary meeting

Views: 45The first face-to-face meeting of the EU leaders in almost half a year is taking place this week-end. The summit is extraordinary, as the deals to reach are of such importance and dimension that they couldn’t be made online. Two important issues are under discussion during a first summit under German Presidency in the […]

Youth in the labour market: EU’s “bridge to jobs” initiative

Views: 41One of the biggest problems in most of the EU member states is employment and, in particular, among young people. The problem’s vital component is education and training youth to future work’s enrolment; here an EU’s support is limited to coordination and recommendation, as education is an almost exclusively the competence of the member […]

German Council’s Presidency: tough program and “virtual diplomacy”

Views: 58  For the coming six months, starting from July 2020, Germany assumes a rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (the Council). In the light of the pandemic crisis, the Presidency team has revised the initial agendas and concentrated on public health in the member states, as well as on tackling most […]

Baltic States’ ratings in the world: sustainability, happiness and prosperity

Views: 158Among numerous indexes by international organisations and expert communities, three are the most interesting resembling places the Baltic States occupy in the world: Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index, GSCI (made on a yearly basis by a consulting company SolAbility); Global Prosperity Index, GPI (prepared by the British research center Legatum), and World Happiness Report, WHR-2020 […]

Financing EU’s agricultural policy and fisheries in the next budget for 2021-27

Views: 41The European common agricultural policy, CAP is strategically important in ensuring food supply and product’s security in the EU. An adequate financial support for CAP in general (with € 391 billion) as well as for rural and agricultural sectors is vital for achieving the green growth and sustainable agricultural production and fisheries.

Support for Latvian farmers

Views: 99European Commission has approved Latvian scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural production sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak in a volume of €1.5 million. Now it is the competence of Latvian authorities to evenly distribute the allowed support for most needed. In this way the EU assists the states in national […]