Transatlantic Economic Leadership in the 21st Century
Friday, 16 June, 09:00 CET/10:00 EET
ROCKIT VILNIUS, Gyneju str. 14
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Russian aggression in Ukraine, China’s strive not only for economic but for political influence, and authoritarian regimes questioning international order may create a challenge to transatlantic economic leadership. On the one hand, the Russian war in Ukraine has established grounds for the further consolidation of the EU and NATO alliance, including moving to joint procurements, speeding up green financial packages, and reviewing regulations on economic dependencies on semiconductors, raw materials, and hydrocarbons (oil and gas) supplies. At the same time, the global economy is going through a technological shift with digitalization and the growth of the intangible economy, e.g., stock of patents, brands, R&D, and software, defining much of the productivity growth in modern economies. As Europe and the US remain the central sources for this shift, they are perfectly positioned to harness it and create a new wave of globalization.
Concurrently, a Europe that is not afraid to receive ideas, technologies, and people from the rest of the world, a Europe without fear of technological change and capable of taking risks to fight climate change and support social diversity and economic prosperity, would be a dynamic Europe that we need, confident in its capabilities and with public policies that promote exchange and competition.
All in all, if Europe and America can find the (common) ground for establishing the policies and rules that will guide new commerce and concretize their strategic partnership, they can increase their capacity to generate new prosperity and stand up against new aggressions by malevolent regimes.
- What will the digital economy of the future look like?
- Is the EU’s strategic autonomy the right answer to achieve its “long-term” industrial and technological ambitions?
- What competitiveness policies should the EU pursue to ensure higher economic growth?
- What should our next steps (future policies) be to ensure that our strategic partnership can reap the benefits of the emerging ideas-based economy, trade in services, and ideas?
Joining us to discuss these questions are:
❖ Jovita Neliupšienė, Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania
❖ Jaka Repanšek, Chair of the Strategic Committee on Digital Regulation and Environment of the Slovenian Digital Coalition
❖ Marta Poslad, Head of Public Policy, Central and Eastern Europe, Google
❖ Fredrik Erixon, Director of ECIPE
Moderated by: Dr Rolandas Kačinskas, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the Seimas