Europe's Digital Power

The future global order

In the first episode of this series, Carl Bildt explains that with the dramatic increase in the importance of the cyber world, Europe must create the right environment in which an open, dynamic and global internet can flourish. It is a vital European interest and one that we are neglecting.

Among the many challenges to European power, the digital one is key yet often missing on the agenda. History shows that technological revolutions have the capacity to make or break great powers. The digital revolution is no different and Europe risks missing it entirely. How can Europe overcome its issues of funding and regulation to compete in the digital economy? How can the EU preserve an open and free internet in which European open society values can prosper? In this series of articles we will bring together a policy maker, a civil society actor and a representative of the business community to provide answers and clarification on this increasingly complex and evolving sphere.