There is nothing like a crisis to bring into sharp relief the short-sightedness of leadership. Agile decision-making and dynamic policy thinking are fine words but they don’t mean anything if citizens don’t see any actual effects on their lives and livelihoods. In this period of back to back crises, leaders will have to tackle dilemmas in the nexus of public safety, continuity of services and access to essentials, whilst managing and abating the downward spiral of an economy.
How do we get the leadership, governance and trust dynamic right to ensure a recovery that strengthens the resilience of the EU project?
President of Friends of Europe, Belgian Minister of State and former vice-president of the European Commission
Founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at the University of Oxford
Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Tax Matters
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