Observatory on Europe 09 – Improving European Competitiveness and Integration |

Observatory on Europe 09 - Improving European Competitiveness and Integration

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In the last ten years, the European Union has achieved great results in terms of speeding up the integration process, adopting the single currency, enlarging to 27 Member States, etc. Nevertheless, the effect of this positive energy now seems weaker, the competitiveness of major European countries is perceived as declining, the Treaty of Lisbon ratification process is facing many hurdles, the completion of the internal market is slowing down, and the Lisbon strategy seems far from reaching its goals, even though great efforts were put towards its re-launch. The subprime financial crisis and the subsequent economic recession have had many consequences, theoretically pushing the European Union towards integration, but very often bringing about nationalism and protectionism. The “Observatory on Europe” was conceived and set up by The European House – Ambrosetti in 2005 with the aim of concretely contributing to the success of the European Union, providing its political and economic leaders, as well as its citizens, with high-level quality studies, analyses and proposals in order to help them build a stronger Europe from economic and social standpoints. This mission appears particularly important today, given the global crisis. The Observatory’s activities is overseen by an Advisory Board, which identified three main profiles of analysis: Competitiveness Profile, Convergence Profile and Speed Profile.

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Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner , The European House-Ambrosetti

Monday, 26 October 2009
5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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