“Unpacking open strategic autonomy: From concept to practice”, Luuk Molthof, Dick Zandzee and Giulia Cretti (Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands)

 The EU’s desire for more autonomy in the trade and industrial domain has been given a boost by the Covid-19 pandemic, which crucially exposed the vulnerabilities in the global production and supply chains.
The European Commission insisted that its goal is ‘open strategic autonomy’ without resorting to protectionism. What does this agenda look like in practice? What are the implications for 🇪🇺’s industrial & trade policy & for some key industrial ecosystems? How can the Netherlands both contribute to and benefit from it?

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