Business and entrepreneurship: tackling post-pandemic challenges

During the post-pandemic period, corporate entities and employers in general have been trying to adapt to new and unexpected challenges while figuring out the perspective development strategies. There are two elements affecting business by corona-virus’ pandemic stemming: a) from external factors, such as changes in global, regional and national political economy, and b) from  internal […]

Labour movement in European integration: facing modern challenges

The labour market and trade unions in the EU as a whole and in the member states shall be seen as most important parts in the EU’s doctrine of growth based on “social market economy”, which is a different facet of traditional “capitalism”. Although the covid-pandemic has challenged and jeopardized the implementation of the ambitious […]

Workforce after pandemic: the process of continuous reforms

The “post-pandemic” disruption has dramatically affected a seemingly stable employment’s basic fabric; modern political economy shall include in their strategies new trends in the evolving workers’ socio-economic issues. By developing new political and economic models, all already apparent and not so clear changes on employment and workforce’s issues affecting the labour market shall be taken […]

European integration: additional and extensive efforts after a “special summit”

The European Council, which took place during first two October days, has had a “special status” due to several extensive measures to forward regional integration. All of the steps needed approval of the EU-27 member states’ leaders: e.g. ten “projects” have acquired the status of the EU’s socio-economic importance, aimed to contribute to recovery and […]

“Post-covid’s” political economy: facing inevitable changes

Most complicated for central and local governance in the EU states are the issues of the so-called “new normal” and changing economy’s patterns: i.e. already visible and those only slightly seen in the transitional post-pandemic period. Shortly, these changes could be formulated in a fundamental line of changes – drafting new national political economy structures […]

Baltic States perspective strategy in view of the European financial resources

The EU’s multi-annual budget for 2021-27 with about € 1,2 trillion and allocated € 750 bn as a “rescue package” for the states need the European Parliament and the national decision-makers to “prove” that the Commission’s expected set of measures and reforms is worth the investment. The rescue package’s “division” into loans (€360 bn) and […]

EU tax policy in support of socio-economic recovery in the member states

  Global challenges, digitalisation, sustainability and changing business models, to name a few, are creating new options and limits for tax competition with new opportunities for an “aggressive” tax planning. The suggested EU’s “tax action plan”, consisting of tens of Commission’s initiatives is a timely proposal to be implemented in the coming financial period to […]

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

One 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 “positions”; however, in this respect the EU’s involvement is limited to coordination and recommendation, as both education and industrial policies are almost exclusively […]

Politics, economics and finances: another 7 years in the EU’s integration

Financial, economic as well as political outcomes of the post-summit period will definitely have historic implications for the EU’s integration in the coming seven years, and most probably for several decades to come.     Last month’s summit’s agreements are still on the agendas among the EU-27 leaders regardless the summer vocation. The outcomes will definitely […]

The EU’s long-term budget: financial and corporate implications for the states

The Commission’s rescue plan – the Next Generation EU- together with the multi-annual budget, increases the total investment into perspective socio-economic growth in the states for the next seven years to € 1.850 bn, almost double the amount of the previous period. The investments are aimed at: a) tackling the pandemic crises’ damages with a […]