Excerpt from the event “Going forwards or being held back? Can the EU manage both solidarity and the turn towards illiberalism?”, in the framework of the 6th Delphi Economic Forum. Loukas Tsoukalis, President of ELIAMEP, talked about the strong political and economic divisions of Europe. He observed that the EU is making some progress in terms of solidarity by establishing the Recovery Fund. He concluded by emphasizing that the EU should no longer tolerate the political illiberalism unfolding in some Member States.