March 16, 2016

Schwenker: What to Do If Brexit Happens

Of course it would be better if Britain decided to stay in the European Union. But if the Brexit vote wins on June 23, the EU should turn this into an opportunity to reflect and reform in order to become a true community of values. I understand why the Europeans have worked so hard to keep Britain in the EU. Apart from everything else, they need to contain the centrifugal forces that are at work in Europe. What I don’… – More

"Should Britain decide to leave, the continent will need to take serious steps towards a united Europe"

Burkhard Schwenker,
Roland Berger

Burkhard Schwenker

August 22, 2016 - News & Opinions

Jürgen Brandt: A Lesson from Ancient Rome

This is a story from ancient Rome that modern Britain seems to have forgotten. More than 2000 years ago, a father once gathered his older boys around him. He gave them a bunch of sticks. He asked his sons to break the bunch. One after the other tried – but no one succeeded. Then the …

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October 11, 2016 - Young European Voices

Bringing Europe Back Together

Conclusions of United Europe’s 8th Young Professionals Seminar from September 23 to 25, 2016, at Lake Como Europe is in deep crisis. Faced with the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the EU’s remaining 27 member states have no common vision on how to take the European project forward. The euro crisis has soured relations …

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