European View

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 79–92 | Cite as

Europe 2030: The citizens, the sun and the Union

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Abstract

In Europe itself, the EU has been a success. But its new challenges are mostly global: the rise of Asia, climate change, the end of the industrial age, the information revolution and an ageing population. To address these effectively, the EU should draw strength from its values of human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and care for people and the environment. In the years to come, it will need to rely increasingly upon three key resources: the people, the sun as an energy source, and the Union itself. The EU has been perfected through generations. Its strength lies in its openness to enlargement and its readiness to deepen its structures. Rather than going through another institutional change, it should learn to use the tools it has to deepen the common market and extend it to vital new areas of competition.

Keywords

Demographic change Competitiveness Globalisation Education reform Labour reform Green energy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FGG-IKPIR-KGILjubljanaSlovenia

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