Europe 2030 , edited by former Director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) Daniel Benjamin, was officially launched in Europe at an event hosted by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon, Portugal on April 23, 2010.
Realized through a partnership between FLAD and CUSE, Europe 2030, assembled a set of distinguished authors to predict what the European Union will look like twenty years from now. A range of views is presented, foreseeing everything from slower growth and diminished power to actions that would make the EU a more vigorous, influential world player.
The book launch event featured keynote remarks by European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso, who wrote the book’s preface. Carlos Gaspar and two contributing authors, Ambassador José Cutileiro and Jonathan Laurence of Brookings also presented remarks. Rui Machete, author of the book’s introduction, also participated in the event, which marked his final public address as chairman of FLAD.
At this event, Europe 2030, a book edited by Daniel Benjamin, former director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe, was officially launched in Lisbon, Portugal. The event featured keynote remarks by European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso and presentations by Carlos Gaspar, Ambassador José Cutileiro, and Jonathan Laurence.
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[On the EU's proposed tax on high carbon imports] There's some concern that U.S. industry could also get caught up ... because we don't have a carbon price on industry in the United States, and we're not likely to have one in the future ... When you start getting into the details, it's an absolute bear to implement. But nonetheless Europe seems quite serious about it.