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


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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