European recovery and resilience: new levels of managing socio-economic integration

European integration is not only most important aspect of the Union’s development: it is also a very difficult and complicated process. The EU institutions have at stake legal, managerial and organizational means to “govern integration”; suffice it to say that there are already over 40 thousand various types of laws adopted during last seventy years. […]

Fintech and blockchain: new directions in European integration

During last decade, the blockchain industry (as well as that of crypto) has experiences a rapid growth; the speed of development has increased notably over the past few years. The industry and its growth are often analysed through market capitalization, trading volume and other financial metrics (there are already over a hundred different crypto-currencies); while […]

National recovery and resilience plans: complex political-economy’s measures

In the beginning of 2022, the European Commission adopted guidelines for the EU’s financial support for the member states in facilitating national political economy towards improving such parameters in development as environmental protection, climate measures’ mitigation and the energy sector’s improvement. Recent EU funding to Italy and Romania has shown guidance’s feasibility.  

Digital economy and society: perspective directions in EU integration

Modern technological revolution has fundamentally altered traditional ways the national economy and society have been functioning. The European Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is monitoring the states digital progress in four key areas: human capital, connectivity, digital technology’s integration and digital public services. DESI shows that several EU states still struggle to close the […]

European energy security: political-economy’s issues

Recent extraordinary energy Council’s meeting finished with a right and urgently needed conclusion on the European energy system showing solidarity among the EU states. However, achieving regional energy security European states need to adapt their policies and take additional measures. The Council meeting’s decisions preserve main ideas of the Commission proposal, which include two-stage approach: […]

Logistics in political economy: old notion in new applications

After several decades of successful use in transportation and business management, logistics is slowly entering political economy’s spheres, and most recently in the energy sector. Thus, political economy has acquired a specific “logistics sphere” as part of a general instrumental arsenal in a national development, with long- and short-term tasks in modern sustainable growth proceedings. […]

Perspective European gas supply: managing policy’s challenges

Sufficient energy resources (like numerous fossil fuels, gas and/or oil, etc.) have always been vital for national political economy. As soon as energy serves certain interests in national, regional and political dimensions, the best way in energy policy is energy security. Recent EU’s politico-economic decision to avoid crises connected to logistics’ disruptions in energy supply […]

Housing taxes in Europe and the world: facing fundamental reforms

Taxation issues concerning residential property are among most vital for citizens: housing is the main asset for most households, it plays an important role for the middle class, with owner-occupied housing representing on average 60% of middle-class wealth. Unprecedented growth in house prices over the last three decades has made access to the housing market […]

Modernising European higher education (part I)

The EU provides states with both advice and support for high quality and inclusive education. These efforts are aimed at giving students urgently needed knowledge and skills for adequate response to new challenges affected by globalisation and technological change. These challenges are to be incorporated into national education policies in order to tackle the needs […]