‘Europe again will find its way,’ economist Erik Berglof tells Kathimerini
Is the coronavirus the last chance for us to bring about fundamental changes in the world, or will the taming of the pandemic give our apparently expired economic model a new lease of life?
Professor Erik Berglof is director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the the London School of Economics, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Brookings Institution, and a member of the "wise persons group" (WPG) currently reviewing the European Union's development finance architecture. In an interview with Kathimerini, the Swedish economist offers some rather bold answers.
Is this the end of globalization as we know it? Is the decoupling of the United States and Europe from China expected to accelerate, or will the coronavirus act as catalyst for global cooperation, leading to a more stable, sustainable and environmentally aware globalization?