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The Eu And Shared Management Of Information: Opportunities And Risks The End Of A New Belle Époque?
More or less one century ago, La Belle Époque (1890-1914), a period in the history of Western Europe characterized by peace and economic prosperity, came to a sudden end. Peace had endured despite the conflicts at Europe’s borders and elsewhere. Economic prosperity had been favoured by technological progress and freedom of movement for persons, goods, and capital. A gentlemen could travel through Europe without a passport and be subject to minimum bureaucratic burdens. There was ample commercial opening and expansion. Movement of capital was also frequent, with positive effects for countries suffering from a chronic lack of capital, especially with a view to the building of new infrastructures. The outset of the Great War brought all this to an end.