Europe: Past Tense, Future Perfect?

Europe: Past Tense, Future Perfect?



In a time of rising authoritarianism and global turmoil, many are looking to prosperous and democratic Europe for leadership. But even as the Eurozone economies seem to finally be recovering from crisis, extremist parties are on the rise and the U.K. is preparing to leave the E.U. How can Europe reconcile the tensions of income inequality and widespread prosperity as well as the gap between the values it asserts and the increased fear mongering in its politics? And with Russian and Chinese influence increasing, the question is inevitable: Is this Europe's moment of leadership—or irrelevance—on the world stage?

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Stephanie Flanders
Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News; Head, Bloomberg Economics

Jyrki Katainen
Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission; Former Prime Minister, Finland

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Founder, Open Russia

Yascha Mounk
Author and Lecturer, Harvard University

Howard Shore
Chairman, Shore Capital

Timothy Snyder
Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences

Published July 5, 2018