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Buy Buy Europe 5: What kind of Europe do we want? by Vos, Pieter de

In the last part of the series it becomes clear that big financial and industrial players want to continue perfecting the EU as a free market environment. But after the financial crises and uncertainty, there remains the question: what do we want? How do Europeans see their own future on a socio-economic level? Do we want increasing competition and inequality or are we aiming for a more solidary and equal EU?

About the series

A strong, liberal economy was the goal of the European Union. The introduction of the Euro would deliver new prosperity for everybody. But the credit crunch and the debt crisis followed by the big recession exposed that, according to the makers of the series, the Europen Union is an union of competition and inequality. In this web series we will explore who is winning and who is losing in the euro crisis. How did it come this far, and most of all, what kind of Europe do we want?

Economic interest

The Eurozone was built at the high point of the neoliberalism. The Euro promised new prosperity throughout the union. But the credit crunch and the debt crisis followed by the recession led to a different future for the EU. Still, the development of an even bigger and inclusive EU is appears to stay the main goal for the establishment. The treaty Great Leap Forward is what Barroso, the president of the European Commission, calls a silent revolution.

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