The EU’s Identity Crisis

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By Evangelos Koulis, Analyst KEDISA

  1. Introduction

“Growth must become Europe’s number one economic priority” (Sapir, 2006:370).

“Dysfunctional labour market and social policies are not only a threat to globalization and the single market, they also endanger the currency union. Any European country is bound to suffer from structural changes if its markets are inflexible” (Sapir, 2006:370).

“The modernisation of labour markets and labour mobility need to be encouraged to allow  greater adaptability to change by breaking down existing barriers” (European Council, 2001:16).

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