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On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker outlines five paths the European Union – still reeling from the aftershocks of Brexit and the rise of national populism in Europe – might take going forward. Rather than describing a bold vision of the future, Juncker strikes a moderate tone when describing how the EU might use its pooled resources to tackle existential pressures. getAbstract recommends this white paper to policy makers and business professionals with stakes in the EU market.

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Jean-Claude Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, is the president of the European Commission.



Since the 1957 Treaty of Rome started a process of European integration, Europe has enjoyed decades of peace and prosperity. But the EU faces internal and external challenges. “Europe’s place in the world is shrinking” in relation to emerging economies. Furthermore, significant increases in defense spending around the world and troop buildups on Europe’s eastern borders are forcing EU member states to invest more in their military capabilities. The continued influx of migrants into Europe is straining resources and causing internal tensions. Growing isolationist sentiments are threatening the union’s free ...

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