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Articles by Maria Demertzis, Guntram B. Wolff and André Sapir

A strategic agenda for the new EU leadership

June 13, 2019

Memo to the presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament. ‘A strategic agenda for the new EU leadership’ by Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff is the first of our 2019 Bruegel memos to the new presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament. Focusing on the most important economic questions at EU level, these Bruegel memos are intended to be a strategic to-do list, outlining the state of affairs that will greet the new Commission.

The next presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament will inherit a relatively healthy European economy, but will face three formidable challenges in the next five years.
First, the incoming presidents must define Europe’s place in an increasingly bipolar world driven by a geostrategic

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Europe in a new world order

March 26, 2018

The EU is a relatively open economy and has benefited from the multilateral system. We argue that the EU should defend its strategic interests. The Singapore ruling has offered a useful clarification on trade policy. Addressing internal imbalances would also increase external credibility. Finally, strengthening Europe’s social model would provide a counter-model to protectionist temptations.

The United States is the most important partner of the EU in trade and bilateral investment and has, up to now, supported a multilateral trade system. It has supported European integration and has provided a security guarantee to the countries of the EU. But its relative importance has fallen, as has that of other advanced economies. The US administration appears to be on a course aiming at

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