A Deeper Union: From a Failed Project to the European Quality Lead

Aiginger, Karl (2021) A Deeper Union: From a Failed Project to the European Quality Lead. Intereconomics, 56 (3). pp. 174-177. ISSN 1613-964X

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After President Trump’s departure, many expected that the transatlantic partnership would return to its previous state with the US playing a leading role. This article challenges that view. Instead, a new world order is foreseen, with different partnerships and spheres of influence. Europe can decide whether it wants to remain small and homogeneous or a larger but also more heterogenous Union that leads in welfare indicators such as life expectancy, fighting poverty and limiting climate change. Expanding this lead and communicating its uniqueness can empower Europe to combine enlargement and deepening, which appears unlikely without changes in governance and self-confidence.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Weiss
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 13:48
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 13:48
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/102890/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8523


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