Of Belts, Roads, and Gateways – Is the European Recipe for Sustainable Prosperity Competitive?
The EU has launched ambitious initiatives to foster prosperity and sustainable growth with partners across the globe. However, multiple other players pursue similar ambitions. This increases competition, but also opens a window of opportunity for Europe to stand out as a partner on eye-level. Mutually beneficial partnerships may prove to be the unique European strategy to navigate the difficult geoeconomic environment and to enable the transition to climate-neutral value-creation. How can Europe bring this initiative to fruition, and which benefits loom at the horizon for Europe and its partners? Teddy Soobramanien, CEO, COMESA Business Council, Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, and Koen Doens, Director-General DG INTPA, European Commission talked about this at #TDI23 – Day of Industry.