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Europe, Please Wake Up | by George Soros

Europe, Please Wake Up | by George Soros

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  • So many articles urging Europe to wake up before the world just turns in to a G2. This is George Soros' view , written last month. Does Europe need to be fully integrated to have an important voice on the world stage? Many of my friends think so. And this is yet another reason they are so against Brexit

    So many articles urging Europe to wake up before the world just turns in to a G2. This is George Soros' view , written last month. Does Europe need to be fully integrated to have an important voice on the world stage? Many of my friends think so. And this is yet another reason they are so against Brexit. But there is it possible that Europeans future isn't 100pc dependent on a centralised EU? By 2050 we should be living in a much more decentralised world, which looks more ecological in every sense of the word and driven by decentralised and democratic technologies. If we don't make that shift I personally believe our viability as a species is in question. We must model ourselves on Nature.

    That all said, I do think Europe has an important role at this time. Does it integrate more and create an EU army projecting power in the old geopolitical sense? And become a 3rd major force ? Or does it endeavour to be a bastion of ethical tech and an example of harmonious cooperation between separate Europe and nations and cities?

    Soros thinks Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion. Recently we wrote a book called Moonshots for Europe with various ideas of a desirable future. It's a good time for some soul searching....and dialogue. Demonising those with alternative views isn't going to help.