- Posted by Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee
With the economic numbers around Europe getting worse and voters choosing against austerity, it is clear that there is both a very good reason and a groundswell of public support for measures that promote growth.
Where is growth likely to come from?
We often hear that somewhere is "booming". Right now Australia is such a place, but we cannot all just move to Australia in the hope of some economic good times. There is, however, an area of the economy, common to all European countries, that is booming. The internet and the amazing opportunities it brings, is booming. There are new business models springing up from nowhere creating jobs, spending, growth and tax receipts at an astonishing rate.
Clearly, some people, companies, cities and countries are more in tune to these times than others. Our challenge is to help all of Europe and all Europeans to push forward and find their place.