Adolfo Mesquita Nunes

Politician (Portuguese CDS - People's Party)
"Presenting myself as a European is a recognition that I am much more than the place I was born in. My life and my convictions, my beliefs, my philosophy is open to new influences." - Adolfo
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
1:08 What does 'identifying as European' mean to you?
2:20 What was your formative European moment?
3:58 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
6:51 What was the best moment in recent European history?
8:32 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
10:09 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
11:22 When the pandemic started, you nearly gave up on the book about the advantages of globalisation that you recently published. Why did you decide to complete the book after all?
12:41 How can globalisation be beneficial as we endure and recover from the pandemic?
15:22 What are the advantages of liberal democracies vis-á-vis authoritarian regimes in tackling a global challenge like climate change?
18:06 What role should the EU have in environmental policy? How do you assess its approach to the climate crisis thus far?
19:38 Should the EU adopt policies such as bans on short haul flights to destinations that could be reached within 12 hours by train?
20:48 How involved should the EU be in tackling climate change, compared to national governments?
21:59 Is the concern for the environment at odds with the exercise of freedom of movement? How can these priorities be reconciled?
24:45 How should the travel industry recover in an environmentally friendly way after the pandemic is overcome?
27:42 Professional obsoleteness caused by technological innovation has fuelled anti-globalisation rhetoric. How can job security be safeguarded in an open and rapidly changing world?
30:44 Remote work suddenly became more widespread because of the pandemic. What are the advantages and downsides of this trend? Should it continue after the pandemic?