Minimum wage: perspective European socialist agenda

Securing adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU has been a long-standing theme in the EU-wide social agenda. This September was a pivotal moment: the draft directive was endorsed by the European Parliament to confirm an agreement between the Parliament and the Council in June while providing hope for a successful adoption of a […]

Quantum computing in EU: solving complex issues

European long-term vision in research on quantum technologies is to develop EU-wide quantum internet with computers, simulators and sensors which are interconnected via quantum communication networks. New quantum computers will be capable of solving complex problems relating to such vital areas as health, climate change, logistics, or energy usage in a matter of hours, rather […]

Boosting sustainable investments: the EU Global Gateway strategy

The EU is stepping up its investment efforts to assist in developing infrastructure around the world: during 2021-27, the EU institutions and the member states (so-called Team Europe) jointly mobilized about € 300 billion to support such spheres as digital agenda, climate and energy, transport and health, education and research. 

Science and research in solving major global-national problems

Present multi-faceted crises’ period and associated global challenges represent a strong wake-up call for modern governance structures in finding most optimal ways to recovery and resilience. A great helping hand comes from all sectors of science (exact, natural, social, etc.) to provide national decision-makers with an expert opinion on resolving national priorities in political and […]

European Interreg: programs for sub-regional recovery and resilience

Priorities in the EU’s Interreg program – concerning the Baltic Sea region (BSR) – include three main directions: save the sea, connect the region and prosperity. Already there are 48 projects’ applications contributing to such activities as innovation, energy, transport, bio-economy, spatial planning, etc.  

EUSBSR in successful cooperation: the ways forward

The set of articles on the EU’s macro-regional strategies (and the EUSBSR, in particular), was aimed at: first, informing the readers about present Baltic Sea countries’ issues; second, showing the role of numerous organizations involved in the progressive strategy’s implementation; and third, to visualise the strategy’s ways forward… 

EUSBSR-22: Towards the Baltic’s Regional Priorities

The two-day forum focused on several modern challenges: i.e. energy and social security, climate change measures and crises resilience, the green and digital transitions, etc. The third article in the series on the EU’s sub-regional strategies describes the Baltic region’s efforts in dealing with challenges, and additional attention to innovation and funding projects. Besides, some […]

Culture for national sustainable growth: EU-wide perspectives

Contemporary findings have shown that culture in all its forms, expressions and meanings, must be at the heart of any transformational path for human development. Specifically, it is time to think of culture as a vital “instrument” in reaching for optimal SDG’s implementation. No doubt, culture will become a key to building inclusive and cohesive […]

Sustainability in modern political economy agenda

Due to several historic reasons, sustainability has not been in the national priorities for socio-economic development. But that doesn’t mean it has to be sidelined in decision-making: still the states have to reach the SDG-targets by 2030. Although half the way to “final destination”, the outcomes in most countries are pessimistic… 

Sustainability in the Baltic Sea region: EUSBSR in action

Specific sub-regional cooperation among the EU states has been acknowledged only during the last decade: i.e. in 2009 the first EU strategy for the countries around the Baltic Sea area was adopted, which presently successfully integrated into its agenda the sustainability, digital and circular economy issues. Presently, regional and local authorities in the Baltic Sea […]