Europe must face globalisation

openDemocracy, 18 July 2001

By Erkki Tuomioja

Democracy is spreading across the world, but so is disillusion about its workings. The key to the paradox is globalisation, says the Finnish foreign minister. Globalisation is potentially positive, but to make the best of it a common approach is needed, rather than ‘them and us’ politics. The EU in particular must face this challenge, if it is to deserve the loyalty of its people.

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