Post-crisis Growth Prospects in the European Union

  • Vasileios Vlachos
  • Aristidis Bitzenis


In lieu of an introduction, this chapter explores the speed of recovery in the European Union from the late global financial and economic crisis, through key macroeconomic indicators. Although the united Europe endured the crisis, there are several issues which question the current course and outcomes of the European integration project. The book brings together contributions from leading and distinguished scholars and experts on the most relevant and pressing economic aspects of the issues that will shape the future of the union. This chapter gives an overview of their contributions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasileios Vlachos
    • 1
  • Aristidis Bitzenis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International and European StudiesUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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