On 11 May 2023, Bruegel Senior fellow Simone Tagliapietra presented a testimony before the Committee on European Affairs of the French National Assembly on strategic autonomy and EU industrial policy.
Europe’s industrial policy, with its green and digital twin focus, has long been emphasising strategic autonomy as a central policy objective. However, the notion of strategic autonomy is not uncontroversial, notably as its objective remains unclear. In what circumstances would Europe be able to call itself strategically autonomous? And how can Europe strike the right balancing act between economic efficiency and geopolitical resilience? Answering these fundamental questions represents a key prerequisite to building a solid EU industrial policy.
Here are some Bruegel analyses that underpinned this testimony: