We live in challenging times. Europe faces significant economic headwinds, demands on strained public finances are higher than ever and the impact of natural catastrophes is rising. Faced with such uncertainty, policymakers are seeking answers to difficult questions:
- With more people entering retirement than ever before, how can they provide for their old-age, without increasing the strain on already stretched public finances?
- Where will Europe find the investment it needs to create and support jobs, and economic growth?
- How can we better protect our society against unexpected and extreme events?
While these questions often require complicated answers, the end result boils down to the everyday lives and businesses of people like Maxine and her family.