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Europe 2020

Competitive or Complacent?

By Daniel S. Hamilton
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Where does Europe fit in the emerging world of rapidly developing countries and deep interconnections between different poles of power? This study provides a global framework for understanding Europe’s competitive position in this very different environment.

Authors Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph P. Quinlan map the flows of people, money, goods, services, and ideas that connect Europe to other key global powers. They compare Europe’s relative strengths and weaknesses with other key competitors and partners. Finally, they recommend key actions that could be taken at EU and member-state level to improve the European Unions’s competitiveness compared to other G20 powers and make the EU a more attractive place to invest and do business.

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