The time has come to open a lucid debate on the ways and means to make Europe better deliver democracy and sustainable growth. The Report on the State of the European Union examines the progress of European integration and focus on economic aspects of the process. This volume explores the themes of: democracy and legitimacy, convergence and cohesion, macroeconomic policies and social integration. the report is written in an accessible way and will be a useful resource for academics, students, policymakers, journalists, and government advisors.
JEAN-PAUL FITOUSSI is President of the French Observatory Economic Situations (OFCE), France. - FIORELLA SCHIOPPA is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. -