“We are in a race against time to transition to a net-zero and sustainable economy. This is a must read for anyone seeking to learn more on how Europe can help set the world on a new development pathway to make us more resilient to future shocks.”
Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
“Reconnect convincingly explains how we should focus on the things that matter and apply cooperative leadership to attack todays biggest challenges. We would all be so much the better for it.“
Paul Polman, Former CEO Unilever
Author of Net Positive. How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take
As we move into a multipolar world in the 21st century, Europe’s role will be critical. Sadly, in many ways, Europe has lost its way. This volume by Balkenende and Buijs is timely as it provides a deep analysis of Europe’s challenges and prescribes many thoughtful solutions. It’s a must read for all friends of Europe around the world.
Kishore Mahbubani - Former UN Permanent Representative of Singapore; Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of NUS.
The road to sustainability is a shared assignment, for citizens, civil society, businesses, national and European authorities. Cooperation is a value in itself. A renewed economy requires a renewed society. A book full of ideas, values, and especially hope, which we badly need.
Herman van Rompuy, President Emeritus European Council, Minister of State Belgium