October 5, 2016

Dieter Zetsche on Industry and Digitalisation in Europe

If there is one lesson we learned from the IT sector in these past years it is this: open systems tend to be more successful than closed systems. And I’m equally convinced: if we want to tap the potential of digitalisation in Europe, a closed system won’t get us there. So to take full advantage of digitalisation, the prerequisite is to stay open for innovation, collaboration and people. Let me start with openness for innovation. Simply put: We … – More

"Instead of lamenting why something is impossible, or at least unlikely, and in any case not affordable, we should push big ideas"

Dieter Zetsche


November 21, 2016 - What others write

Brexit boosts EU survey results

Since 2015, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has been using Europe-wide surveys to gauge the EU’s approval ratings. The latest results show that Brexit has succeeded where many EU politicians have failed – improving the Union’s popularity. Brexit has boosted the EU’s standing with the public. Since the referendum in which Britons voted against remaining in 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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