Urban Backstrom is Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and a former State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance who was charged with managing the 1991-1993 Swedish banking crisis.
Alberto Bagnai is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the Gabriele d'Annunzio University, and a research associate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée à la Mondialisation at the University of Rouen.
French President Emmanuel Macron has drawn criticism for describing NATO as brain dead and pursuing a rapprochement with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But now that a wayward America could abandon the continent at any moment, Macron's argument for European defense autonomy is difficult to refute.
Reaping the digital revolution’s benefits, and avoiding its pitfalls, will require the world to manage an unprecedented structural transformation for which it is woefully unprepared. A comprehensive investigation into the implications of the digital revolution is thus urgently needed.