As boldly stated by the president of the European Commission – Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union should undertake more concrete actions to counter the massive subsidy packages currently being offered by the Chinese government to companies in the clean-tech sector and beyond. In addition, the US has also recently implemented a new bill
The EU is preparing for an overhaul of the EU’s energy market: Flemish and EU incentives can help companies thrive in this new energy landscape
Europe is currently facing a double energy crisis. On the one hand, the geopolitical tensions with Russia have substantially reduced the supply of natural gas, putting into jeopardy the block’s ability to meet its energy demand. On the other hand, climate change and the need for a more sustainable energy future has become a pressing
The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has had a significant impact on the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the Union. Largely because of the numerous obstacles this break-up presented to the trade in goods and services that were associated with the European Economic Area and its single market. To
Flemish and European implications of the climate and energy crisis: government support for green industrial investments
Industrial green deal It is commonly known that green investments are on the rise, both in Flanders but also in Europe as a whole. With the expected policy changes at EU-level, these investments might receive an additional boost in the years to come. However, these investments are no easy task for European companies in the
As the funding landscape is continuously evolving, new calls for proposals are opening regularly in different focus areas. With this short newsletter, we provide you an overview on the main funding opportunities and developments at European level as well as in Flanders, Belgium. Europe – New Eureka call for low carbon projects Eureka launched
What are the Belgian and European governments doing to support your company in tackling climate change during the energy crisis?
As a result of the active geopolitical tensions, both our households and businesses share the same burden of rising energy costs and continuous inflation. In parallel our continuous battle against climate change is still ongoing. Fortunately, the European Commission, together with national and regional governments haven’t forgotten about this pressing issue. As a matter of
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the existing weaknesses of the national healthcare systems. Indeed, it has highlighted the importance of crisis preparedness, resilient healthcare systems and coordination among European countries. The EU4Health programme is the European Commission’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and EU’s largest health programme. The actions funded by the programme go
Digital technology is continuously changing and transforming both the lives of people and businesses. To accelerate this transformation, the European Commission is determined to make this Europe’s “Digital Decade”. Europe must now strengthen its digital sovereignty and set standards, rather than following those of others – with a clear focus on data, technology, and infrastructure.