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Europe must seize this moment of opportunity

Benassy-Quere, Agnes, Huther, Michael, Martin, Philippe, Wolff, Guntram, (2017), “Europe must seize this moment of opportunity”, Bruegel, 12 August

After years of despondency, there is new and positive momentum in Europe. With the French electing Emmanuel Macron and a broad recovery in the euro area, leaders in Brussels and national capitals have an opportunity to push ahead with long-needed reforms. Simultaneously, the calamities occurring in British and US politics serve as a useful reminder that “we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands”, as the German chancellor Angela Merkel recently put it.

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