Children Fleeing Ukraine – Interview With Martina Tomic Latinac Child Protection Specialist and Child Rights Expert at UNICEF

We have recently witnessed that millions of people had to flee their home country due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and there are thousand of children among the refugees who have to be protected. Interview with Martina Tomic Latinac child protection specialist and child rights expert at UNICEF.

State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Finnish scheme to support companies in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine

The European Commission has approved a €1 billion Finnish scheme to support companies in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, adopted by the Commission on 9 March 2023 to support measures in sectors which are key to accelerate the green transition and reduce fuel […]

European Economic and Social Committee discusses well-performing and inclusive EU labour markets with Italian minister Marina Calderone

At its plenary session in March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a debate with Italy’s Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Marina Elvira Calderone, on making EU labour markets stronger and more inclusive. The EESC reiterated its support for the European Commission’s proposal to strengthen national equality bodies, which are entrusted with promoting equality […]

Euro area monthly balance of payments: January 2023

Current account recorded €17 billion surplus in January 2023, up from €13 billion in previous month Current account deficit amounted to €98 billion (0.7% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to January 2023, compared with a surplus of €252 billion (2.0%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net sales of non-euro area portfolio investment securities totalled €238 billion […]

Does sustainability require seeing ourselves as part of nature?

Can the way we see ourselves in relation to the natural world create a greater sense of responsibility and stewardship towards nature? Global awareness about the degradation of nature, climate change and unsustainable resource use is increasing and our responses to these challenges need to accelerate. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published today, […]