October 23, 2013
Colleagues from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Europe (on which I have the pleasure of serving) have drafted this Open Letter to Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy, published at the occasion of the European Council on 24-25 October devoted to innovation and the digital agenda.
As members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Europe, we want to express our high expectations for the upcoming European Council on 24-25 October.
We welcome that – at last – a summit of heads of government is devoted to innovation and digital advancement, both of which we consider absolutely essential to Europe’s economic development. Against this backdrop, we recommend that this become an annual occasion, to take stock and measure progress.
With innovation driving up to 85% of productivity growth in advanced economies – and the digital economy projected to grow seven times faster than other sectors – these are […]