European Union

Post Crisis Challenges and Prospects for Growth

  • Vasileios Vlachos
  • Aristidis Bitzenis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Vasileios Vlachos, Aristidis Bitzenis
    Pages 1-16
  3. Daniel Gros
    Pages 17-36
  4. Guerini Mattia, Lamperti Francesco, Mazzocchetti Andrea
    Pages 37-61
  5. Tania Pantazi, Vasileios Vlachos
    Pages 89-110
  6. John Marangos, Eirini Triarchi, Themis Anthrakidis
    Pages 149-171
  7. Konstantinos J. Hazakis
    Pages 183-206
  8. Ken Coutts, Graham Gudgin, Jordan Buchanan
    Pages 251-278
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book


This book discusses the unprecedented impact of the financial and economic crisis on government finances and economic performance across Europe, which has raised skepticism on the ability of the current course of integration to promote prosperity. Correspondingly, the European Union is about to contract for the first time in its history. This timely book covers the economic issues that challenge the future of integration in Europe.

The chapters are authored by international experts and examine current and emerging challenges and trends for the European Union: economic convergence, monetary policy, competition law, transport policy, the informal sector, employment, recovery and enlargement.  Four chapters focus on Greece, which has been the greatest challenge faced by European institutions in the context of the sovereign debt crisis, and one chapter discusses the possible costs of Brexit. The reader will benefit from understanding the key economic challenges, which, if effectively addressed, will lead to deepening the union, or in contrast to a multi-speed Europe.


European Union Convergence Shadow Economy Employment Education Economic Growth European Integration Economic crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Vasileios Vlachos
    • 1
  • Aristidis Bitzenis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International and European StudiesUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of International and European StudiesUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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