6th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference focuses on steps for stronger and more inclusive global growth
WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2014) – The US manufacturing and energy sectors are booming, and the economy is on track for solid growth. In Europe, Greece has raised $4 billion with its first bond sale since the onset of the eurozone crisis. There are signs of recovery on both sides of the Atlantic. But the momentum is uneven as income inequality rises, political cohesion remains lacking, and geopolitical challenges place new burdens on Western societies. At the same time, the Ukraine crisis is a reminder of the swiftness with which significant changes in the political order can emerge. That reminder, coming on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, has raised questions about a repetition of history that could lead to a breakdown of the international order.
These issues formed the core of debate and discussion at the sixth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference, held on April 10, 2014, at the Andrew W Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.