Dienstag, 05 März 2019 10:17
On robots, trade and currencies ...Generating ideas for Europe‘s future!
Prof. Belke took part in the lively discussions at the CEPS IDEAS Lab 2019 on 21.02.2019 in Brussels.
"The CEPS Ideas Lab is an innovative platform of exchange and co-creation that brings together think tanks from across Europe, representatives of national governments, businesses, NGOs and European institutions in Brussels to debate key policy issues for Europe.
The theme of this year’s Ideas Lab is 'Europe’s Choice'. In our view, this theme has many aspects. It implies a Europe of shared values and a Europe that is based on institutions that allow member states to enhance their own sovereignty by sharing it with others. These values and the institutions underpinning them are threatened by a rising populism, which does not accept the values and the checks and balances embodied in the European institutions and treaties. Many politicians are seeking to achieve short term political gains, putting at risk what has been painstakingly constructed over generations. This choice will play out both in the elections to the European Parliament and in the Leaders Agenda for the EU summit in Sibiu, 9 May 2019."