Paul van Gerven
28 June

Keeping up with China and the United States requires “massive investments in R&D, both in the Netherlands and Europe,” writes the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) in a report that was published Wednesday. Currently, Europe is at risk of missing out on technological revolutions such as artificial intelligence, batteries and electric cars, thus sacrificing a historical strategic advantage. Pointing out that France and Germany already acknowledge this danger, the AIV urges the Dutch government to invest more in its high tech industry as well as to champion a major increase of the European research budget.