Europe’s political, economic and defensive opportunities and challenges

Energy-intensive industry like steel making is moving out of Europe (photo:dpa)
Energy-intensive industry like steel making is moving out of Europe (photo:dpa)

Geopolitical understanding matters more today than ever because geopolitical developments will force European countries to adapt to global neccessities. Are European governments prepared to change or will they continue to focus on short-term steps with the aim of protecting their own positions of power? This 2013 letter from our chairman, Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, in contrast with our normal reports, is his personal view. Today we take a position. It is not supposed to be unbiased. Many countries across Europe need change.

WHEN the Berlin wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet threat appeared to have ended, it was felt there were no limits to Europe’s development.

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