The movement of skilled workers out of regions already suffering from lower economic development may further undermine the growth and development potential of these regions. Such a "brain drain" from vulnerable EU regions therefore may contribute to widening territorial disparities, going against the objective of territorial cohesion set out in Article 174 TFEU. Given the cross-border impact of such developments the Commission considers that action at EU level is necessary.
afdelingsadvies EESC: Harnessing talents in EU regions
Since 2016, as requested by the Council, every second year the Commission publishes a report on the implementation of the existing macro-regional strategies (MRS). This is the fourth report, covering the period from mid-2020 to mid-2022. It assesses the state of play and progress on implementing the MRS and examines ways forward especially in the context of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis.
EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures.
La Commission européenne doit présenter le 9 novembre une proposition de politique de cyberdéfense dans le cadre d'un paquet de sécurité et de défense.