Europe faces great challenges and the question posed by Loukas Tsoukalis, President of ELIAMEP and Professor at Sciences Po, in his article for Kathimerini, is whether it will be able to emerge victorious. If Europe fails to keep up with the global competition for new technologies, the impact on its economy and on politics will be momentous.  Tsoukalis argues that if the economic situation worsens, it is far from certain that the European Union will be able to manage, since the infrastructure of the common currency is far from robust. ELIAMEP’s President reflects on how, while we are currently in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, not a single European digital Company is included in the fifteen top digital companies of our time. Indeed, Europe is at the forefront of green growth, but it is not certain that new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, will be able to achieve the consensus needed on combating climate change, enhancing digital connectivity and tackling migration.

You may find the full article, in Greek, here.