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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 25.08.2019, 08:08

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EU’s strategy towards implementation of SDGs in the states

EU’s strategy towards implementation of SDGs in the states

20.08.2019

Sustainability concept includes circular and bio-economy, sustainable food systems, “greening” energy as well as new trends in structural economies: from horizontal policy tools to education and digitisation to finance and taxation. Modern societies are already on a sustainable transition path by integrating the SDGs into their economic governance.

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Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and reforms in education (II)

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and reforms in education (II)

19.08.2019

National education facilities in the states shall be geared towards teaching SDGs and training necessary specialists. Hence, the second article shows that existing education institutions and teaching methods shall be reassessed fundamentally alongside the teaching methods. Sustainable economic growth needs new types of general and professional skills for SDGs’ practical implementation, the skills that have never been trained before.

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and needed reforms (I)

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and needed reforms (I)

16.08.2019

The global sustainable agenda requires the states to take all necessary measures (“what it takes”) to implement UN sustainable development goals by 2030. Generally, these measures involve three spheres of national governance: social, environmental and economic; but none of them shall be effective without adequate reforms in existing national education and training policies.


Fair taxation: new European rules would resolve tax disputes quicker and easier

Fair taxation: new European rules would resolve tax disputes quicker and easier

08.08.2019

New EU rules will ensure quicker and more effective resolution of tax disputes among the states, making life easier and offering much more tax certainty for businesses and individuals experiencing double taxation issues.

New EU’s perspectives: effects for Baltic States

New EU’s perspectives: effects for Baltic States

01.08.2019

In mid-July the new EU Commission President announced new priorities for the whole EU with a consequence that all the states including those in the Baltics have to turn these priorities into the national political-economic order. The Union’s strategic planning is clear and the EU member states’ leaders agreed on the agenda, though some 3-4 – mostly eastern European states - did not see these priorities as “nationally acceptable”. But then democracy won and the priorities were accepted!


29.07.2019

Teaching sustainability: new global initiative

Higher education is a vital resource for knowledge and a sophisticated national policy in resolving numerous challenges. A decisive step towards active SDGs implementation through science, research and progressive teaching has been taken recently showing prospective steps in increasing the role of “teaching sustainability”. The European Commission and the EU member states shall take more active part in the initiative.

23.07.2019

Commission’s plan to facilitate innovative SMEs in the member states

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ProCredit Group are providing €800 million to innovative SMEs, under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core element of the EU’s “general” investment plan. Several financial instruments will facilitate innovative SMEs, in such spheres as technology transfer, innovative business angels and venture capital.

22.07.2019

European Union’s progress report-2019 on sustainable development

Sustainability includes circular and bio-economy, sustainable food systems, “greening” energy as well as new trends in structural economies: from horizontal policy tools to education and digitisation to finance and taxation. Modern societies are already within a sustainable transition path by integrating the SDGs into their economic governance; the Baltic States shall be more active in taking the lead…

19.07.2019

Sustainability and climate change: main aspects in the Finish Council Presidency

Finnish Presidency in the Council of Ministers is running for six months: from July to the end of the year. The Presidency’s program is composed of the following three issues: sustainable growth in transition to low-carbon economy, competitiveness and the rule-based trade policy; besides, there are issues of regional security and defence.

17.07.2019

Education policy in the Baltic States: facing modern challenges

In order to withstand enormous competitive pressures (both globally and European), the Baltic States have to re-direct their efforts towards human resources’ development and national education policies. National education system must create skills and expertise Baltic people need over the next 20-30 years.

16.07.2019

European economy in summer 2019: consecutive growth

European Commission publishes four economic forecasts each year; in winter and summer they cover only annual/quarterly GDP and inflation indices for all EU states and the euro area. This summer forecast reflects a set of technical assumptions concerning exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices. Next economic forecast will cover autumn economic forecast in November 2019.

09.07.2019

Transition to a carbon-neutral economy: latest EU’s accounts

The Commission has published in July the 2019 edition of a yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In line with the global long-term trends, i.e. ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the ESDE-2019 is dedicated to the theme of sustainability and circular economy.

09.07.2019

Uniting finances and innovation: fintech hub in Lithuania with the EBRD’s support

The idea of connecting fintech and innovation has been practically realised in the EBRD-Swedbank/Lithuania and Estonian accelerator’s partnership. It has been launched recently to develop a successful innovation hub that would foster technological solutions both in Lithuania and other two Baltic States using new financial instruments.

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