EU Expansion, Brexit, and Near-Term Prospects for European Car Plants

  • A. J. Jacobs


This chapter concludes the book by asking how Europe’s car production footprint will change during the next decade of EU integration (or disintegration)? Will it continue to shift to Central-Eastern Europe or more south-eastward? Then, drawing upon the author’s research for this book and other works over the past 25 years, the chapter offers three possible answers to this query (Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, and No Brexit). In the process, it offers 2025 and 2030 projections for passenger car plant openings and closing within each nation in a possible 34-member ‘Expanded EU’.


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  • A. J. Jacobs
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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