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European renaissance

The political direction taken by the EU in response to today’s crises could make or break research and innovation. Tania Rabesandratana takes a look into the future.

The EU enters 2012 at its most unstable and uncertain. The debt crisis may well be a turning point in the union’s history: will Europe get by, go into decline or bounce back?

Looking for inspiration, the European Commission picked 25 analysts to describe these three options and their effects on the EU by 2050, including how EU research and innovation would fare. The Global Europe in 2050 report provides not only narratives, but also comparative figures from macro-economic modelling.

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