European entrepreneurship and business: integration’s perspectives (Part III)

The EU integration process in socio-economic perspectives is based on flourishing and competitively strong national entrepreneurship. Transforming global and European challenges into national business opportunities and supporting active and inclusive labour market for the benefit of all – these and other issues are vital for a whole “future of Europe” project and for positive integration’s […]

Political economy in European integration: new growth patterns (Part II)

At the basis of the European integration are the unified efforts of the member states towards “common European goals”: the latter are based on common directions in the states’ political economies and growth patterns. The necessary changes in the states development are enforced by the global and European challenges, from one side, and by the […]

Perspective directions in the EU’s integration: key global and European challenges (Part I)

As an impetus into a perspective historic conference on “future of Europe” (so-called, CoFoE), the EEI provides its vision on the European integration processes. The first article reviews some theoretical and practical issues concerning EU’s socio-economic integration aspects which are in close connections with contemporary global and European challenges. Among the “sectoral challenges” with a […]

Modern trends in the EU’s integration: rebuilding and transforming member states’ economies

Contemporary global challenges together with the post-pandemic complications are radically changing the pace and content of the European integration; the latter’s process is being already modernized through new Union policies. However, the recovery and resilience requirements provide for dramatic changes in the member states political economies which require inclusion of new trends and instruments.

EU’s budget for 2021: recovery and resilience in action

In the beginning of December 2020, the three EU legislative institutions reached an informal political agreement on the EU budget for 2021, the first under the seven-year MFF-27 budget. The Council’s final position was finally supported by the Parliament with a strong majority on 18 December. For two main directions in the 2021 budget are […]

European education policy perspectives: transformation in progress

Present pandemic crisis imposed a severe stress test for all aspects of European integration. As soon as one of the main parts of socio-economic integration is the EU’s single market, the common approaches to preparing highly educated on general level and in specific skills labour force are being of utmost importance for the European future.    […]

Towards European Education Area-2025: facing fundamental changes

Education and training issues are becoming a high priority both for the EU and the states. Strange enough, national education policies are still almost fully in the hands of local authorities only “supplemented” by the EU funds. However, main global and European challenges can be affectively resolved only by certain adequate measures in the states […]

Post-covid effects on modern governance and political economy

The European and the member states efforts towards recovery and resilience are including new approaches to decision-making, governance and political-economy’s components in reforms; the latter are concentrated on three main “transitional components”: a) labour and workforce, b) business and entrepreneurship, and c) regional and national governance, which are analysied in the EII’s research project.   […]

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 […]