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Burkhard Schwenker: Set Priorities and Implement Them

Europe is threatened by disintegration. There are quite a number of people who don’t believe that the European Union will be able to rise to the challenges of Brexit, nationalist populism and America’s shift towards isolationism and protectionism. Professor Burkhard Schwenker, Senior Partner at Roland Berger and a member of United Europe, disagrees. In a …

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Professor Michael Hüther: Time to Consolidate

David Cameron and the British electorate have gambled away the United Kingdom’s European future and caused great damage to all players involved. With regards to domestic policy, the Brexit vote is stirring up conflicts both within the political parties and between the four nations that make up the United Kingdom. There seems to be no …

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United Europe’s Board on the Brexit Vote

Dear members and supporters, Brexit is a dangerous setback for Europe. Over the coming months and years, British voters will painfully find out what their “No” to EU membership will cost them politically, economically and culturally. The remaining European Union will also suffer in terms of economic growth, political cohesion and international standing. At United …

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The Heart-Or-Mind Question About Europe

As United Europe’s latest group of Young Professionals gathered in London, the issue of Brexit loomed large. Prime Minister David Cameron had just announced the date for his country’s long-awaited referendum on EU membership. With less than four months to go until the vote on June 23, the Brexit debate at this Young Professionals Seminar …

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Conclusions of the Young Professionals Seminar in London, March 2016

The European project is being challenged as never before. The British referendum on June 23 could actually end in Britain leaving the European Union. In other countries, too, euro-sceptic movements are gaining ground. Tensions are rising between Northern and Southern Europe as well as between the East and the West of our continent. Both the …

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Jürgen Grossmann: Stay With Us!

There are little more than a hundred days left to convince the British that their future lies in Europe. That’s not very much time given all the negative factors. Public opinion seems to be leaning towards Brexit; only about 20 percent are still undecided. Both big parties are, at best, unenthusiastic about Europe. Labour is …

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Esko Aho: How to Catch the Next Big Wave

Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, has said that creating growth is like surfing – you have to wait for the big next innovation wave. Clearly, digitalisation is the next big thing. We may think that we have already been digitalised. But so far, digitalisation has mostly been about providing new …

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Watch it: Silicon Valley has only just begun

Silicon Valley is the powerhouse of an industrial revolution that is bringing enormous opportunities as well as major disruptions to the global economy. Joe Schoendorf, an electrical engineer who went on to become Vice-President of Apple and partner of the vastly successful venture capital firm Accel, will give United Europe an insider’s view of the …

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Schüssel on Privatisation as an Economic Tool

Recently, United Europe presented a study on the privatisation potential in the European Union. Now, the organisation’s President Wolfgang Schüssel follows up on the argument in a piece published by the Globalist. In his article, Schüssel makes a strong case for using privatisation as an economic tool. In the present situation, eurozone governments cannot sustainably …

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Report “Improving European infrastructure financing”

The new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a partnership of the EuropeanCommission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), aims at catalysing EUR 315 billion investment into infrastructure projects. On behalf of United Europe, an independent and non-profit initiative supported by European business leaders and political personalities, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has analysed the framework …

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