From Brussels to the Rest of the World How Europe Became a Model for the 21st Century

An Essay by Ullrich Fichtner
An Essay by Ullrich Fichtner
Despite its long list of crises in recent years - including the most recent vaccine snafu - the European Union has become a global pacesetter. Its laws and regulations have established global norms. This has made the bloc a 21st century model.
Fans of the European Union gather in front of the Opéra Garnier theater in Paris in 2020: A giant that is shaping the planet

Fans of the European Union gather in front of the Opéra Garnier theater in Paris in 2020: A giant that is shaping the planet

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Chinese President Xi Jinping at a conference with representatives of the EU: Europe will outperform China in many respects for decades to come.

Chinese President Xi Jinping at a conference with representatives of the EU: Europe will outperform China in many respects for decades to come.

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A replica of the Eiffel Tower in Macau: Europe has had a "roller coaster" of a recent history.

A replica of the Eiffel Tower in Macau: Europe has had a "roller coaster" of a recent history.

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