Summary of Europe Stretched to the Limit


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Europe Stretched to the Limit summary
Numerous challenges are buffeting Europe, and the future looks to deliver more of the same.


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The European Union is in the midst of political and economic turmoil that calls into question its ability to weather further storms as a single front. For the most part, the EU has engaged in “a messy process of muddling through,” with responses that result in neither disaster nor a permanent solution. While such policies may fall short of addressing the region’s problems over the long term, they may be adequate in the medium term. This authoritative outlook from the Economist Intelligence Unit offers a sobering take on the EU to 2020, which getAbstract recommends to those concerned about migration, Brexit, Grexit and other major issues, particularly now that Brexit is a reality.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How current policies address these challenges and whether they have been effective
  • What the short- and long-term outlooks hold for the EU


The European Union faces severe challenges in the years to 2020 in several areas: “Migration” – With a surge of 1.1 million immigrants in 2015, Germany is confronting a vexing political and cultural problem. The deal struck between the EU and Turkey in March 2016, along with...
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The Economist Intelligence Unit is an independent research and analysis organization.

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    Paul Glynn 4 months ago
    Well, you can't fault the writers - their prediction about Mr Cameron was proven correct already

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