Editorial

Time to make things happen: green and digital recovery in the Portuguese Presidency

Together with the new year, the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council began, during the delicate stage of recovery from the pandemic crisis. Portugal succeeds Germany, which led the Council in one of the most challenging semesters ever in which fundamental agreements were reached for the future of EU: Brexit, European budget, investment agreement with […]

Economy

Portuguese quest for economic recovery

“Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery” is the motto of Portuguese fourth EU presidency, which faces numerous challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its main mission includes strengthening Europe’s resilience and confidence in the European social model, promoting an EU that is innovative and forward-looking, based on shared values ​​of solidarity, convergence and […]

Energy

The forthcoming green energy policies in Portugal

In Portugal the energy transition is in full swing, thanks also to the substantial natural resources for producing renewable energy. The country has ambitious goals for the energy transition. In the 15th century Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal, seemingly turned his back on royal life and moved to his castle in Sagres on the ocean […]

External Relations

Covid-19 and Aviation: when the prestige is at risk

Aviation, conceived in its two dimensions of military security tool and symbol of national prestige, represents a peculiar economic sector – with influences coming from many and different scientific and political fields (for example trade, energy, sustainable economy, defense and security, and so on). First, military security. One of the “eternal truth” that we hold […]

Employment and Social Affairs

Portuguese Presidency aims at relaunching the social dimension of the EU

‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’: this is the motto of the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council, that is taking over this leading role at a crucial moment for Europe when the Covid-19 pandemic is still present but planning the economic recovery in the long term. Thus, one of the main […]

EU funding opportunities

Innovation uptake and digitalisation in the tourism sector

The Executive Agency for SME (EASME) launched a call for proposals aimed at boosting the capacity of tourism SMEs in their digital transformation and uptake of innovation and new technologies, such as data management and artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), communications systems, cyber security. The call for proposals aims to facilitate and reinforce […]

Migrations

Why migration policies are lacking among the Portuguese EU Presidency priorities?

“Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery” is the motto of Portuguese fourth EU presidency, which faces numerous challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. These priorities set the list of several issues that the EU might consider in the first half of this year. However, there is no mention of migration and immigration policies […]

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