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Last year the European Commission proposed an EU budget for 2021 to 2027 of €100 billion for the next research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe. This roughly represents 7.8 per cent of the overall EU budget, also known as the Multiannual Financial Framework. It compares with about €80 billion given to the Horizon 2020… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Every Commission must be judged on how far it has been able to deepen the polity of the Union and widen the scope of European integration. The outgoing college of Jean-Claude Juncker has not had many big successes on that score. There has been no enlargement, no treaty change, and only a stuttering effort at… » read more

  Posted by Andrew Duff - On Governing Europe

A recent European Council vote on cutting carbon emissions showed that Czech Republic is not so eager to move towards further European integration. And that perhaps Visegrad Four is soon going to be Visegrad Three. An idea that different parts of the European Union (should) integrate at a different pace, also known as differentiated integration,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

At the recent Malta Blockchain Summit I had the pleasure of meeting Totte Löfström (@TotteLofstrom). Totte is the CEO of the new Swedish cryptocurrency exchange Trijo. We agreed that I would interview him about his experiences. Thank you Totte! – Please tell us about your organisation, it’s founding and goals. Trijo is basically a three-legged… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

March, 2018 the European Commission proposed requiring better disclosure of credit-card foreign-exchange fees and that charges on intra-EU cross-border euro and domestic non-euro payments be the same. To improve payments markets and further economic integration, the EU has intervened repeatedly. Interventions may be justified and useful where there’s a market structural problem or imperfection harming… » read more

  Posted by The Atlanticist

In a groundbreaking bill approved by Irish parliament on Thursday 12th of July, the Irish government is set to completely divest its Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) from companies with shares in the fossil fuel industry. The move makes the Irish government the first government in the world to divest from fossil fuels. The Fossil… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

We should reassess our approach to the European Union as an additional source of revenue for our national budget. It is nonsensical to calculate whether we pay more into the EU treasury than we receive in form of subsidies. European finances must address Europe-wide challenges, not substitute our own national investment in infrastructure or kindergartens.… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research In a few days the European Commission is going to launch its proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is eagerly awaited by policy makers on the European and on Member State level alike. The documents released by the European Commission during the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In recent years several leaks of information from tax heavens, some of them are called Swiss leaks, Panama papers or Paradise papers, have raised public awareness of massive tax evasion. Those documents shocked the entire world by how many people, including public officials, were involved. From then on, the endeavour to prevent these tax avoidances… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

  Guest post by Mark Cummins. Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School and Head of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Academic Group. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance. He will speak further on this topic at a special event on “Brexit and Financial Services” on 12 April… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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