European growth model in a transitional period

Views: 29Due to the post-pandemic and the global challenges’ consequences, the EU institutions have revised traditional socio-economic model. Modernised approach includes such new factors as green and digital transition, strengthening socio-economic recovery-resilience in the member states, climate mitigation and numerous others.  

Happiness in Europe and the world: lessons to learn

Views: 46Global 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 […]

Perspective “federalism” in the member states’ recovery and resilience

Views: 26European integration is proceeding presently along certain “federal lines”: i.e. new division of competence between the EU institutions and the member states has been fixed in the EU basic law (in effect for already a couple of decades) is slowly but decisively entering the states’ socio-economic sectors. These “federal lines” have to be in […]

Global and European vision on modern challenges and solutions

Views: 25Global and European governance is facing similar challenges: thus main international bodies’ vision and guidelines (e.g. Davos Forum, OECD and EU) specify common priorities and solutions in such spheres as digitalisation, measures affecting climate changes and post-pandemic recovery. Priorities in sub-regional entities, for example in the Baltic Sea States are not drastically different too; […]

Supporting member states’ priorities in the EU’s new “federalism”

Views: 41European integration is proceeding presently along certain “federal lines”: i.e. in some socio-economic sectors the states are responsible for growth directions; in others, the EU shares with the states developmental competences; thirdly, the EU is “supplementing” the states’ measures with financial and administrative support. In modern EU-states interrelations the federal approach means that states […]

Modern European industrial policy through challenges and reforms (I)

Views: 101Industry is a key and important part of the EU and the member states growth: the sector includes tens of vital industries: in energy and aviation, construction and health, in motors and tourism, etc. Together with the twin transition through climate neutrality and digital economy, new European industrial strategy ensures increased role of industrial […]

Post-covid effects on modern governance and political economy

Views: 911The 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. […]

State of the Union: effect for the European scientific community

Views: 2106The State of the Union address (SOTU-20, 16.09.20) formulated some main challenges and solutions for perspective rather numerous and urgent socio-economic issues. Commission’s orientation for scientific community includes the directions with serious implications for national recovery and resilience. Although the main priorities for years to come are those on strengthening the European social market […]

Strategic planning in the European integration: Commission’s complex approach

Views: 138Perspectives in the European integration have been always in minds of EU’s governance; presently, the “future” -called strategic foresight – is being formulated in seemingly plain words, i.e. towards a more resilient Europe. The latter is approached through four main directions: socio-economic, geopolitical, green and digital. However, European integration’s political economy – more than […]