Report on the European Economy
Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
The 2019 report, ‘A Fragmenting Europe in a Changing World’, touched upon the increasing challenges that the EU was facing – both within and outside the Union. After thoroughly assessing the current macroeconomic outlook for Europe, the event focused on discussing the rise of China as a leading power in science and technology. The report showed that Chinese acquisitions of European high technology companies and investments in sensitive public infrastructure attracted public attention and these developments challenged the European Union to respond appropriately, while offering ample opportunities for progress both at the member country and at the EU level.