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January – February 2016

NOT COMPETITIVE (YET)

 

EUROPE BY NUMBERS

Fighting IS – At Home 
and Abroad

Tom Enders

“Europe Tends to See Threats Instead of Opportunities”

How to overcome a risk-averse culture.

 

Günther Oettinger

Catching Up

Europe has fallen behind in the creation of 
a digital economy, but not all is lost.

 

Bill Emmott

Shifting Gears

The “convergence machine” splutters.

 

Christian Odendahl

Competitiveness Revisited

The term has become the EU’s holy grail, 
but no one knows what it means.

TERROR. WAR, AND FLIGHT

 

Robert Munks

“Military Engagement is 
What IS Wants”

What lessons to learn from the Paris 
terrorist attacks.

 

Wolfgang Ischinger

Missing a Chance, Again

Europe must take the lead in ending 
Syria’s civil war.

 

Kristin Helberg

No Stability With Assad

Syrian civilians need protection from 
the regime in Damascus.

 

Florence Gaubs

Apocalyptic Vision

Fighting an organization that is essentially a sect will take time.

WORDS DON´T COME EASY

 

Andrea Affaticati

“Cerchiobottista”

Straightforwardness is not Italian 
politicians’ strong suite.

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Sylke Tempel

Decisions vs. Dynamics

The political tribe of “decisionists” 
is a losing side.

GREECE

 

Richard Fraunberger

A Paradise Long Lost

Syriza’s election was supposed to 
mark a new direction for Greece. Instead, 
the situation has gotten worse.

CHINA

 

Michael Schaefer

Co-Driving the New Silk Road

The EU urgently needs to engage with Beijing’s mega-project.

IN 140 CHARACTERS

 

Margrethe Vestager

The EU’s Commissioner for Competition 
on taking on the likes of Google and 
knitting elephants.