Europe's once mighty steel industry is down for the count, because it cannot compete with low-cost producers in Asia. The Liepaja steelworks in Latvia closed down leaving 3,000 workers out of work.
It'll be the first car show since a German court empowered cities to impose bans on diesel cars, leaving Europe's biggest automakers in a spin. A looming trade war with the US is another worry. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
The German startup sector pales in size and clout to the industries that traditionally steer the economy, from carmakers to steel producers. Yet what they lack for in size, startups make up for in promise.
Does Europe need an industrial strategy? If so, what should its focus be? Given Europe's vast complexity, progress on strategy demands a combination of visionary leadership and patient consensus-building.
Several nations are investing in a bio-based economy to slash carbon footprints. At a recent summit, experts point out how more work is needed to realize bioeconomy's potential as a climate solution.
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