Friday , August 23 2019
Home / Bruegel Think Thank / The threats to the European Union’s economic sovereignty

The threats to the European Union’s economic sovereignty

Summary:
Memo to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The authors describe the current context and the increasing interlinkages between economics and power politics and the role to play in reinforcing and defending Europe’s economic sovereignty Economics used to play a limited role in foreign policy, which was about wars, conflicts and human disasters – and how to avoid them. But neither China nor the United States now separates economics from geopolitics. The competition between them is simultaneously an economic competition and a security competition. This is a threat to the multilateral system the European Union has relied on for nearly seven decades and to the EU’s separation of external economic relationships from geopolitics. The role of

Topics:
Jean Pisani-Ferry and Guntram B. Wolff considers the following as important: , , , , , , , , , ,

This could be interesting, too:

A. G.-H. and G. N. writes Hong Kong’s economy is still important to the Mainland, at least financially

S. T. writes The Democrats need to have a climate-only TV debate. For Americans and for the rest of us

Jean Pisani-Ferry writes The Coming Clash Between Climate and Trade

F. P. writes La Banca centrale europea

Memo to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The authors describe the current context and the increasing interlinkages between economics and power politics and the role to play in reinforcing and defending Europe’s economic sovereignty

Economics used to play a limited role in foreign policy, which was about wars, conflicts and human disasters – and how to avoid them. But neither China nor the United States now separates economics from geopolitics.

The competition between them is simultaneously an economic competition and a security competition. This is a threat to the multilateral system the European Union has relied on for nearly seven decades and to the EU’s separation of external economic relationships from geopolitics.

The role of the High Representative and of the future Commission will be to redefine for the EU its concept of economic sovereignty and the instruments it needs to defend and promote it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *