On 3 April, Luis Garicano, Team Europe member and Head of Economic and Employment Policy at Ciudadanos, joined a Road to Europe series debate organised by the Financial Times and the Bruegel Institute ahead of the European elections.
With a focus on Europe’s pressing economic issues, such as trade, eurozone, sustainable growth and competition policy, Garicano outlined the liberal vision for the future of Europe in the next European Parliament mandate.
“We need more – not less – competition,” Garicano said. “State aid, antitrust, merger control – these are the jewels in the crown of European construction.”
But Europe’s challenges – when it comes to the approaching European elections in particular – are about much more than economics, Garicano highlighted:
“We are fighting an uphill battle with people who use negative emotions to create anxiety and fear. We need to use emotions too, and learn to use the language of citizens. We need to show people that Europe is there for them.”
You can watch a recording of the event below.
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