“From reactiveness to action: a coherent green industrial policy is the EU´s only alternative”, Daniel Šitera (IIR, Czech Republic)

Europe’s ambivalent response to the (Inflation Reduction Act) IRA reminds a story of the emperor’s new green clothes. Although the EU’s discourse of strategic sovereignty has promised to make Europe ready to act independently, the continent still seems to be reacting to the global developments. Indeed, the EU’s fear that its own Green Deal could be inadequate compared to the IRA raises an inevitable question; is the emperor naked? 

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