Polish Economic Institute has presented a new report entitled ‘A Union of Nations 2.0’.
The report is a reply to Poles’ and Europeans’ expectations for the EU. It develops the ideas being implemented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s government in Poland, which aim to strengthen economic, military and research relations. Its ideas for the reform of the EU are based on three pillars:
- an EU 4.0 – the EU as the leader of the fourth industrial revolution, banking on competitiveness and innovation, reducing the VAT gap and prepared for financial crises;
- a Secure EU – protecting its citizens in both geopolitical and cyber terms;
- a Civic EU– investing in human capital and fighting social inequality.
The 27 recommendations for reform proposed by the Polish Economic Institute’s analysts also aim to protect the EU against the further consequences of the most serious economic crises of the past decade. In many areas, these proposals develop solutions proposed by European leaders. They add pragmatism and reference to the will of European society.
‘A Union of Nations 2.0’ was presented by Piotr Arak, Director of Polish Economic Institute, at the German Council on Foreign Relations’ headquarters in Berlin on January 29. A brief presentation was followed by a high-level panel discussion with Konrad Szymański, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Manuel Sarrazin, Member of Committee on the Affairs of the EU, Chairman of the German-Polish Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens) and Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Director of DGAP.