The latest Global Innovation Index (GII) has classified the Baltic States highly. The Index ranks 126 countries and their innovative aspects within political environment, education, and infrastructure and business culture.
One of the key issues in the economic debate across the world, and in particular in the developed countries, is the inadequate funding of retirement pensions. However, the fact that this problem is much more serious in the case of women has been overlooked.
According to the new guidelines of the European Commission, the share of recycled municipal waste will increase to 65 per cent. The EC announced that the EU will become a global leader in waste management and processing of recyclable materials.
The market risk for the European banking sector–associated with growing volatility, potential liquidity shortages and the possibility of drops in asset prices–increased at the turn of the year and is currently at a high level.
According to the economists at the Bruegel Institute, the future EU budget, including new tasks in the area of security, migration and protection of external borders, requires greater funding and changes in the structure of assistance programs.
Estonian energy company, Eesti Energia takes over renewable energy developer Nelja Energia. The value of the transaction is EUR289m. The Baltic States’ electricity systems will be connected to the Continental European Network (CEN) via Poland by 2025.