EU Sickness/healthcare benefits up in 2020

Social protection sickness and healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP has increased in all EU Member States  (with available early estimates) except Poland when comparing 2020 with 2019. However, this is partly because nominal GDP has decreased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, social protection benefits expenditure in general increased in … More EU Sickness/healthcare benefits up in 2020

EU proposes blacklisting of transport operators involved in facilitating the smuggling or trafficking of people

As part of the European Union’s united response to state-sponsored instrumentalisation of people at the EU’s external border with Belarus, the Commission and High Representative propose today measures to prevent and restrict the activities of transport operators that engage in or facilitate smuggling or trafficking of people into the EU. This will add a new … More EU proposes blacklisting of transport operators involved in facilitating the smuggling or trafficking of people

Innovation community gathers at the European Innovation Council Summit in Brussels

The European Innovation Council Summit will take place in Brussels on November 24 and 25, 2021, bringing together innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and many more from across Europe to discuss about the future of European innovation policy. The Summit also aims to facilitate coaching, networking and the exchange of ideas for high-growth start-ups, giving the … More Innovation community gathers at the European Innovation Council Summit in Brussels