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Challenge Europe Issue 13 - What Future for Europe's Economic and Social Model?

31 March 2005


The need to pursue accelerated structural economic reform is now at the top of the European Union’s agenda. Introducing a special issue of Challenge Europe entirely devoted to the future of the European economic and social system, John Palmer, questions whether the pessimism about Europe’s economic future has not been overdone. He argues that European social values and its commitment to environmental sustainability – which are integral parts of the “Lisbon” reform process - should not be seen as economic burdens threatening competitiveness but more as entrepreneurial opportunities in an increasingly interdependent global economy.

What Future for Europe's Economic and Social Model?