President Macron gives new impetus to the necessary debate about Europe’s future challenges. On present trajectory we risk become a play-board, rather than being a player, in the global great power competition. President Macron helps us to see the necessity of doing better.
Carl Bildt was Sweden’s foreign minister from 2006 to 2014 and prime minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden’s EU accession. A renowned international diplomat, he served as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Special Envoy to the Balkans, and Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference. He is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations.