Contrary to my hopes the discussions didn’t really evolve
Media mentions – Technology
For Europe, the war in Ukraine should be a wake-up call: private European companies basically play almost no role when compared with big American tech giants
America will increasingly demand that we support them
Like any war, the war in Ukraine is a moment of military-technological innovation. New weapon systems are being developed and tested.
the Netherlands is now implementing these measures by applying EU regulations, and other EU member states must at least take into account, they don’t necessarily have to follow the Dutch way
These are symptoms of a deeper geo-economic malaise, and the Commission’s ‘de-risking’ approach is insufficient to address one of its main causes, the great power race for techno-industrial leadership
I think it’s not very protectionist. I think it is realistic. It’s realistic about how China and America define their strategic technologies, where they want to be leaders.
The EU’s division between trade instruments controlled by the European Commission and security instruments controlled by member states is inadequate in the face of technological rivalry