Speech on Digitalisation at Euronest Economic committee

Gunnar Hökmark’s speech to the Euronest Economic committee, where he comments the report “Facilitating digitalisation to improve efficiency and stimulate economic growth in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries” which Gunnar Hökmark is the rapporteur for. Mr Chairman, dear colleagues, … Continue reading

Panelsamtal om framtiden för Europas ekonomi

Gunnar Hökmark deltog i Euractiv’s panelsamtal med Europaparlamentariker Sven Giegold om framtiden för Europas ekonomi, där Gunnar bland annat underströk behovet av strukturreformer och främjandet av innovation och konkurrenskraft för att göra Europa till centrum för global utveckling. 

Comments on the European Defence Fund

With the negotiations on the European Defence Fund about to start, the European Union possesses a chance to take a giant leap forward towards strengthening both the competitiveness of the European defence industry and the Union´s capacity to influence security … Continue reading

Dear citizens of the United Kingdom – open letter

Dear citizens of the United Kingdom, As friends of your country, we are looking with growing anxiety at the unfolding of Brexit disaster that will be harmful for both Britain and Europe. We are reluctant to intervene in your domestic … Continue reading

A Magnitsky Act for Europe – Op-Ed in CNN

Sometimes a name means everything. In this case, the name Sergei Magnitsky has been globally synonymous with how to fight human rights abuse in the 21st century. His sacrifice has resonated with victims of human rights abuse in every corner … Continue reading

Financial markets in Europe: Is it possible to avoid a crisis? – Op-Ed in Open Access Government

Is there a way to avoid a financial crisis? The answer is no. Financial crises will come, often as a result of high growth and rapid development. A disruptive change to new technologies may change the logic on the market … Continue reading

We must respond to threat of foreign disinformation campaigns – letter to Juncker and Mogherini

Today Gunnar Hökmark and 60 other parlamentarians and security experts send a letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, and the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, calling for more resources to countering … Continue reading

Provisional deal reached on the resolution part of the RRM-package

“Last night’s deal on BRRD is a very important step in the completion of the Banking Union. It will reduce risks in the financial system but also facilitate for the Banking Union by a decision on the backstop and on … Continue reading