The EU and the world’s agenda on energy and climate issues

Hits: 9At the recent “major economies” forum on climate and energy, Commission President formulated present goals and achievements the EU member states undertook in this “twin transition”. It is compulsory working together on the global basis to achieve net zero emissions with new frontiers for technology, businesses and increased employment. 

The “idea of Europe”: challenging priorities in growth, security and education

Hits: 6The EU institutions and the member states government structures are desperately trying to “recon” hard and soft powers during present uncertain times. Changes are inevitable: they cannot happen without an ideological re-conceptualization of those principles that have been so far guiding the EU’s internal and external policies. But first of all, with the war […]

The EU’s banking union: history and perspectives

Hits: 16Among numerous sectoral “unions” within the European Union’s architecture there is one that affects citizens’ everyday’s life. It is the banking union that ensures that banks in the member states are strong and supervised in an efficient way. However, there are some differences in the EU’s banking union and the capital markets union.  

Mental health in the world and in Europe

Hits: 26The world is grappling with a mental health crisis: e.g. in Europe, antidepressant consumption has more than doubled during last twenty years. According to recent OECD report, this dramatic increase in consumption of antidepressant drugs, AD – at least in the EU – is mainly due to recent pandemic. However, it is still unclear […]

European “unicorns”: entrepreneurship’s aspects

Hits: 26Most often organizational form for business in Europe is actually SMEs; however big innovative companies, so-called “unicorns” are vital as well. It is them that often provide occupation for SMEs. There are presently sufficient data on European unicorns in geographical and sectorial distribution, including their locations, companies’ age and the ways they acquired a […]

Making business fit for the future: deliberations on corporate perspectives

Hits: 28Small and medium enterprises, SMEs are the backbone of the member states’ economies: they represent over 95 percent of all entrepreneurship’s activities (about two-thirds of the total employment in the private sector) and create about 85 per cent of new jobs. However, recently SMEs have been under severe stress; besides, most of them are […]

Happiness in Europe and the world: lessons to learn

Hits: 41Global attention to “happiness” has already a decade’s history: analytics assemble data on peoples’ lives in most of the countries around the world. Some trends are somehow quite remarkable recently: i.e. importance of income and GDP has been decreasing in the pools, while happiness was more often associated with the general aspects of wellbeing […]

National recovery plans: sustainability perspectives through the EU support

Hits: 2312The EU institutions have accelerated since the end of 2020 support for the states’ recovery-resilience plans with the ever biggest package of stimulus. In line with the member states recovery strategies and plans, agreed by the Commission during 2021, the states are implementing presently these plans under strict Commission’s surveillance. Some ideas behind the […]

Employment and workforce: main outcomes of the educational revolution (part VII)

Hits: 33One of the main goals in educational reform is to provide contemporary social-economic development with required skills and profession to tackle modern challenges. In dealing with recovery-resilience plans, as well as “green”, digital strategies and the SDGs implementation, the states are introducing fundamental transformation in the national education policies adequate to modern employment trends […]