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Rome redux: New priorities for the European Union at 60

Back to Europe rising?

Rome redux: New priorities for the European Union at 60

Taking stock on its 60th birthday, MGI suggested that the European Union needs to consider how to address the challenges posed by three global forces: aging, which undermines the growth driver of population growth and therefore puts the onus on boosting productivity; rapid digitization and automation that provides the potential to boost productivity but also raises difficult questions about the future of work; and increasing competition from companies from rapidly growing emerging economies and migration from beyond its borders, which have prompted something of a backlash against globalization.

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EU members, population, and GDP, 1957-2016

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