Hits: 5Late-post-pandemic period in Europe has shown some “cautious optimism”: the continent has been slowly emerging from two pandemic years with the EU-wide NextGenerationEU program for a perspective recovery and resilience in the member states, including other concentrated EU efforts aimed at building strong and sustainable future.
The EU’s technical support for the member states reforms
Hits: 8The EU institutions provide expertise and technical assistance to the member states’ governance bodies in the design and implementation of most vital socio-economic reforms. Recent Eurobarometer survey conducted during April 2023 confirms the importance of such assistance and recognizes the need for extensive support through the European Commission’s Technical Support Instrument.
Facilitating access to finance for European SMEs
Hits: 16The EU and other investment facilities (e.g. UniCredit) have intensified their efforts to provide necessary financial support to businesses in Central and Eastern European countries to transition along sustainable growth directions and creating additional employment. SMEs in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will be able to accelerate their transition towards “greener […]
Labor market transformations: expected changes in employment patterns
Hits: 6Technological revolution has been one of the many reasons in numerous workforces’ losses; however, other global challenges (sustainability, green transition and climate mitigation) also added to the process of expected job losses. Governments have to employ the emerging opportunities and empower them to navigate the existing labor force problems. Generative artificial intelligence (AI) supplemented […]
New trends in protecting intellectual property in the EU
Hits: 5In the provisional political agreement (reached in the beginning of May 2023) the European Parliament and Council adopted a new regulation to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products; it relies on the originality and authenticity of traditional skills from in the EU states and regions.
“Green” and climate legislation in the European political economy
Hits: 5The EU institutions provide necessary support to the member states in accomplishing the “green deal” objectives in a cost-effective manner. Recent guidelines on state aid include sections on energy efficiency and infrastructure, clean mobility and circular economy, pollution reduction and restoration of biodiversity, as well as measures to ensure security of energy supply. Besides, […]
Digital service in the EU: legal aspects
Hits: 5Recent Digital Services Act is aimed at ringing transparency and accountability of platforms and search engines while giving consumers control over online operations. The EU adopts modern legal framework that ensures the safety of online users, establishes governance with the protection of fundamental rights and maintains fair and open online platform structures.
ChatGPT: generative AI perspectives in society and business
Hits: 12ChatGPT platform is gaining momentum: during last months, artificial intelligence (AI) has entered a period of “generational change”. Presently, it is being capable of carrying on sophisticated dialogue with users and generating seemingly original – although degenerative – content. These Chat GPT and other AI’s capabilities can be employed in numerous socio-economic spheres and […]
Reforming the EU-wide economic governance
Hits: 4New EU-wide economic governance proposals are aimed at ensuring reduction of high levels of public debt and assisting the states in implementing needed reforms. Member states’ governance has to simplify rules to ensure public debt sustainability through gradual and realistic fiscal adjustment to support stable, resilient and inclusive growth. Present proposals will make the […]
European “green” and climate law
Hits: 3The EU institutions (primarily the Commission) assist the member states by providing necessary support to accomplish the “green deal” objectives in a targeted and cost-effective manner. Recent guidelines on state aid include sections on energy efficiency and infrastructure, clean mobility and circular economy, pollution reduction and restoration of biodiversity, as well as measures to […]