The way in which Europe will respond to the refugee crisis appears to be profoundly structuring for its future: how to protect who we are, this “identity” that we hold, and “at the same time” to remain faithful to the founding values of Europe. Europe, those of Christianity and “les Lumières”.
For policy-makers, the subject is complex to address. And the right words so hard to find, between realism and humanity, with the constant risk of a technocratic or accounting jargon, dehumanized.
So, without any definitive political message, for a moment, give way to artists …
Tonight # Eurovision2018 #VoteMercy
Iconography: Greek coast, Greece, April 30, 2017 (personal collection).
After working as an international banker for emerging countries, Laurent Lascols became global head of country risk / sovereign risk (from 2008 to 2013) then global director of public affairs (from 2014 to 2019) for Societe Generale. In 2021, he founded Aristote, an advisory firm and training organization dedicated to environmental economics, sustainable finance and impact finance.