Bertelsmann Stiftung, FiFo Institute for Public Economics (ed.)

Michael Thöne and Helena Kreuter

New Models for Europe’s Future

Scoping of Tasks and Approaches

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1. edition
32 pages, PDF


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The Corona crisis once again clearly shows that the EU often lacks the capacity to act. Europe needs to change to survive in a changing world, and it must, at the same time, become stronger internally in order to be strong externally. However, the EU's other challenges should not be set behind the current global public health crisis. All future tasks for Europe - Corona to begin with - must now be tackled without delay. The scoping paper is intended as a first step on this path. It illustrates the internal and external challenges, problems and trouble spots that the common Europe must face.