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Fifty years of European integration

Volume 1 of 2016 of  Intereconomics, the Review of European Economic Policy is out. The theme of the issue is ‘Fifty years of European integration.’

Throughout several contributions, economists look back on five decades of European integration, from the early days of the European Economic Community to the lingering effects of the recent financial crisis. There are articles on the future of the euro zone, the decision to move to a single currency 25 years ago, the relation on the monetary and the political union, the flaws within the euro zone, the minimal conditions for the survival of the euro, the necessity of a strategy change, the future of the euro in the global trading system and the future of Europe and China in the global economy.

All articles are freely downloadable here.