2019 is the year of change for Europe. Citizens will elect their new representatives at the European Parliament and a new Commission will set the agenda for the next five years. From the looming threat of a no-deal Brexit to a protectionist U.S. president and wobbles in the global economy, the trade relationships are at a breaking point.
Europe also faces internal divisions. France and Germany have called for a common industrial strategy to protect national champions against threats from China and the U.S and soften EU merger rules. But Italy’s recent move to the China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative could be detrimental to the plan.
Key questions to be addressed include:
This POLITICO event will convene a spectrum of European policymakers, business leaders, and society watchdogs to discuss what’s at stake for Europe’s industry, the challenges and opportunities for the five years ahead.
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