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Josep Borrell

Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is Vice President of the European Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World.

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  1. Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Nov 30, 2022 Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

  2. The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue
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    The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue

    Sep 14, 2022 Josep Borrell says that Ukrainian forces’ recent success shows that Western sanctions are achieving their intended effect.

  3. Getting Serious About European Defense
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    Getting Serious About European Defense

    Jun 1, 2022 Josep Borrell explains why EU member states must spend more and, more important, spend better on their collective security.

  4. Decarbonization Is Now a Strategic Imperative
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    Decarbonization Is Now a Strategic Imperative

    Apr 27, 2022 Josep Borrell & Werner Hoyer offer a blueprint for reducing Europe's dependence on Russian energy as fast as possible.

  5. Putin's War Has Given Birth to Geopolitical Europe
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    Putin's War Has Given Birth to Geopolitical Europe

    Mar 3, 2022 Josep Borrell explains the sea change that the EU's robust, unified response to Russia's war on Ukraine represents.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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