Marco Buti and Karl Pichelmann, European Commission
Amidst current fears of recession and economic stagnation, this note presents an optimistic view of the euro area's prospects over the medium-term. We claim that the EA has a more than fair chance to leave the crisis behind in a much stronger overall position than before, not least vis-à-vis the US and Japan, and to restore the prosperity triangle of efficiency, fairness and stability. Provided we stay on course with determined policy action, a prosperous EMU@20 may well be on the horizon.
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