Europe’s Global Role
Lagging productivity, public deficits, a Euro in the danger zone, an ageing population and rising unemployment levels make that the position of Europe in today’s world economy is under pressure. Is the Indian professor Dipesh Chakrabarty right with his book: ‘Provincializing Europe’?
Lagging productivity, public deficits, a Euro in the danger zone, an ageing population and rising unemployment levels make that the position of Europe in today’s world economy is under pressure.Can we call Europe a peripheral region? As the American author Robert Kaplan does. Is the Indian professor Dipesh Chakrabarty right with his book: ‘Provincializing Europe’?
In this EBR Special you can read that for instance in the US and in Taiwan, one of the Asian tigers, the European Chambers of Commerce are positive about trade with the EU. And also the EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht is not too pessimistic, although in his article he is asking the EU member states to talk with one (his!) voice. Not an easy thing…
N. Peter Kramer, Editor-in-Chief European Business Review
European Business Review had the honour of an exclusive interview with Ms. Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director of the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
New York City is the dynamic heart of the investor’s world. In this global center, Worldwide Investor Network (WIN) has a special position. European Business Review had the opportunity to ask Mr. Eyal Bino, managing partner of WIN, questions about his company and its position in the market.
Trade flows may have bounced back from pre-crisis levels but the crisis invites us to shift the focus of trade policy. I would argue that the crisis has indeed changed the landscape for trade policy. So, I would like to draw three lessons of the crisis.
The 9th European Business Summit (EBS) – edition 2011 - will focus on Europe’s place in the global economy, today and tomorrow. In which areas is the EU lagging behind and what are the (business) opportunities where it can regain the lead?