FIW-Keynote Lecture and Policy Panel: The Future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Why was 1820 globalisation, not the Industrial Revolution?
How do you see the future of the conflict between global service firms and countries?
Thank you for your questions. Please select: To Panelists and attendees – only in this case the questions can be seen by the audience. Thanks a lot.
Claire Thirriot kwant
To all panelists: I am surprised that nobody refers to climate change as also a driving force for change and pershaps reshoring.
There are many R&D labs, R&D subsidiaries, and patentees of major ICT companies including semiconductor companies in Europe. This shows that the know-how and the technology exist in Europe. The ownership problem of these technologies used in Europe is indeed a strategic issue. So my question is despite this existing know-how, why it is still not possible to have a major superstar ICT firm in the EU that can compete with major global superstars in US, China, Japan, or Korea?
By what policies should strategic autonomy be achieved? Trade Policy measures, FDI Policy, Industrial Policy, etc.? If possible, over which time horizon you would expect to achieve this - particularly if the policy agenda might change when Covid is over?