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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?
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.