Expert comment: Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Visits: 64  Under the motto “Together for Europe’s Recovery“, the German government has formulated a very comprehensive (25 pages) and very ambitious programme regarding the focus areas for the country’s Presidency period (1 July to 31 December 2020): – overcoming the corona-virus crisis and economic recovery; – a stronger and more innovative Europe; – a […]

German Council’s Presidency: tough program and “virtual diplomacy”

Visits: 50  For the coming six months, starting from July 2020, Germany assumes a rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (the Council). In the light of the pandemic crisis, the Presidency team has revised the initial agendas and concentrated on public health in the member states, as well as on tackling most […]

Baltic States’ ratings in the world: sustainability, happiness and prosperity

Visits: 145Among numerous indexes by international organisations and expert communities, three are the most interesting resembling places the Baltic States occupy in the world: Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index, GSCI (made on a yearly basis by a consulting company SolAbility); Global Prosperity Index, GPI (prepared by the British research center Legatum), and World Happiness Report, WHR-2020 […]

“Post-corona recovery”: Baltic States’ enhancing responsibility in priorities

Visits: 49All EU states, including those in the Baltic Sea area are facing with an urgent task of discussing and adopting the “post-pandemic” socio-economic policies. The latter have to be responsive to peoples’ needs and be oriented to optimal future growth strategies. Such a task requires adequate analysis of countries’ specific sectoral priorities and re-assessment […]

Financing EU’s agricultural policy and fisheries in the next budget for 2021-27

Visits: 40The European common agricultural policy, CAP is strategically important in ensuring food supply and product’s security in the EU. An adequate financial support for CAP in general (with € 391 billion) as well as for rural and agricultural sectors is vital for achieving the green growth and sustainable agricultural production and fisheries.

Managing COVID-19: additional support for science and innovation

Visits: 55To succeed against the coronavirus, the states must see the socio-economic aspects and the most optimal ways in using available funds, explore modern technological solutions, first of all to monitor the spread of diseases and provide a better care for patients. These means, secondly, use of numerous digital solutions and technologies’ applications, e.g. telemedicine, […]