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Securing European competitiveness in a global perspective

Author(s): Anne Bucher and Karl Pichelmann, European Commission

Securing European competitiveness in a global perspectivepdf(123 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

This brief discusses trends , drivers and policies related to European competitiveness in a global perspective. Over the past two decades, European industry was holding its own against both the old world competition from the US and Japan and newer rivals from China or India. But already before the crisis, sluggish productivity growth and growing internal imbalances weighed on Europe's potential to face the overall challenges of globalisation, ageing populations, growing resource limitations and climate change. Thus, the task now is to inject new dynamism into our economies, while continuing with the necessary adjustment, rebalancing and private and public sector deleveraging.

(ECFIN Economic Briefs 25. June 2013. Brussels. pdf. )

ISBN KC-AY-13-025-EN-N (online)
ISSN 1831-4473 (online)

ECFIN economic briefs are occasional working papers by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs which provide background to policy discussions.

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