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EU Reform Problems and the Rise of Populism in Europe

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
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Abstract

This chapter looks at EU reform challenges and the rise of populism in Europe—with due emphasis on Germany, Italy, France and the UK. Links between Trumpism and Brexit are emphasized, including the potential conflict between the UK’s post-Brexit Global Britain approach with a focus on more free trade agreements and the Trump Administration’s apparent goal to weaken multilateralism in general and the World Trade Organization in particular. Specific financial market perspectives of Brexit, partly related to the US and the EU27, are also analyzed. Specific aspects of transatlantic regulatory and security perspectives are discussed, and a new model with trade, foreign direct investment and domestic and foreign tariffs is used to highlight some key issues under the Trump Administration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
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  1. 1.European Institute for International Economic Relations (EIIW)University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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