Agricultural output of the EU down by 1 % in 2020

In 2020, the economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the EU stood at EUR 414,1 billion in basic prices, down by 1.1 % compared with 2019. This information comes from final 2020 estimates on the agriculture sector published recently by Eurostat. The article presents a handful of findings from the more … More Agricultural output of the EU down by 1 % in 2020

EU Commission welcomes agreement on EU Annual Budget 2022

On Monday evening, November 15, 2021, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, on a proposal from the European Commission, have reached an informal political agreement on the EU budget for 2022, the second under the 2021-2027 EU multiannual financial framework. The agreement is for commitments of EUR 169.5 billion, and payments … More EU Commission welcomes agreement on EU Annual Budget 2022

Signs of recovery of the EU tourism sector in summer 2021

In the summer of 2021, tourism showed signs of recovery following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. August 2021 showed the most promising signs of recovery to pre-COVID figures in terms of the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, such as hotels, holiday and other short-stay accommodation, and campsites. August 2021 recorded … More Signs of recovery of the EU tourism sector in summer 2021

EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of ASPI by CDPE, Macquarie and Blackstone

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control of Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. (‘ASPI’) by CDP Equity S.p.A. (‘CDPE’), both of Italy, Macquarie Group Limited (‘Macquarie’) of Australia and Blackstone Group Inc. (‘Blackstone’) of the US. A SPI is managing more than 3000 kilometres of toll motorways across … More EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of ASPI by CDPE, Macquarie and Blackstone

Webinar on The Role of Government as A Catalyst for Technology Transfer: Opportunities and Challenges (November, 25, 2021)

Join us at the MIKTA event! On  November, WIPO GREEN will take part in an event organized by MIKTA countries (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia) on “the role of Government as a catalyst for technology transfer: Opportunities and challenges” in the context of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual … More Webinar on The Role of Government as A Catalyst for Technology Transfer: Opportunities and Challenges (November, 25, 2021)