EU Commission: an open, sustainable and assertive trade policy

Yesterday, 18 February, the European Commission defined its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the openness of the EU to contribute to economic recovery through support for green and digital transformations, as well as a renewed focus on strengthening multilateralism [...]

Smart working, the EU commission consults with the social partners

The EU Commission has launched the first phase of the consultation of the European social partners on how to improve the working conditions of people working through digital work platforms. Platform work is developing rapidly in the EU in an increasing number of business sectors. It can offer more flexibility, [...]

Industry, EU provides 10 billion euros for new partnerships

The EU will provide nearly 10 billion euros in funding for the establishment of ten new partnerships between the EU, the Member States and industry. The aim is to accelerate the transition to a green, climate-neutral and digital Europe and to improve the resilience and competitiveness of European industry. As [...]

EU measures to support digitalisation

The European Commission has published a guidance model to supervise Member States in measures to support the digitalisation of the media in the context of national recovery and resilience plans. The guidance template is a technical document providing sectoral guidance on the three cases where: the support does not involve [...]

Travel, new security measures for those arriving in Europe

International travellers entering the EU will have to comply with stricter rules to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. The new safety measures have been proposed by the European Commission in response to the spread of new variants of the coronavirus and a health situation which is still [...]

EU trade programme, food exports will increase by 2030

Thanks to the agreements provided for in the EU trade programme, between now and 2030, the agri-food exports of EU countries will increase significantly, and imports will grow to a smaller extent, creating overall a positive balance of trade. This is what emerges from a study carried out by the [...]

EU launches the new "Agenda for the Mediterranean"

EU relaunches and strengthens the strategic partnership with neighbouring Mediterranean countries by proposing a new "Agenda for the Mediterranean". Under the new EU Neighbourhood, Development Cooperation and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), up to 7 billion euros would be allocated for the period 2021-2027 for the implementation of the Agenda. This [...]

EU, new jobs from decarbonisation

Zero carbon emissions by 2050 as required by the EU targets would lead to the creation of 5 million new jobs in Europe. And Italy would be the country able to take advantage of this socio-economic boom, thanks to the production of hydrogen and its competitiveness in the renewable energy [...]