Research and innovation: vital issue in shaping European future

European Commission adopted the first strategic plan in mid-March 2021 for the EU science, research and innovation program “Horizon Europe”. The strategic plan sets perspective for targeted investments during next four years supported by the EU’s budget of €95.5 billion. The plan ensures that European and the member states’ research and innovation (R&I) actions would […]

First steps towards “Future of Europe”: a joint declaration is signed

Representatives of the European Parliament, Presidency of the Council (in rotating presidency, Prime Minister of Portugal) and the Commission President have signed (10 March, 2021) the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. This paves the way to launching a series of debates and discussions that will enable people from all the […]

Reminder for the Baltic States’ recovery plans

In September 2020, the European Commission published the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy-2021 (ASGS-21), together with the strategic guidance for the implementation in the states of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The ASGS-21 is a follow-up of the previous year’s strategy with four main guiding principles: sustainability, productivity, fairness and macroeconomic stability; these dimensions will underpin […]

Simplified and efficient policies and laws for perspective European integration

New Commission’s “fit for Future platform” is aimed at gathering practical expertise in various policy areas from national, regional, local authorities, as well as from the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee and other stakeholders. Collected data will be used for the Commission’s work on simplification of existing EU laws, reducing […]

European challenges in integration: the state of the planet

At the end of 2020, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the global community to end the “war on nature”. At one side, the human activity is at the root of human descent towards chaos; on another, human actions can help solve the problem as “making peace with nature” is the present century’s defining task. […]

New European external trade policy: integration’s perspectives and realities

The European Commission has set out a new vision of the Union’s future external trade strategy, which reflects a concept of open strategic autonomy contributing to the economic recovery through support for green and digital transformations. Besides, the strategy includes a renewed focus on strengthening global multilateralism and reforming world trade rules to ensure fair […]

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 […]

European “corporate future”: important part of modern entrepreneurship

Increasing role of ever growing technology’s effect on all spheres of socio-economic development provides for fundamental changes in corporate activities, e.g. on the ways the companies are organised, function and survive in turbulent times. The emerging technologies enabled by the digital “intervention” are increasing both the essence of entrepreneurship and the scale of changes. Never […]