Tribune européenne, Futuribles Journal n° 333

Économie, emploi - Géopolitique

Disparate Growth Rates within the European Union

This month Jean-François Drevet's op-ed piece focuses on the European Union's policy to help the less affluent areas of the EU. As the Commission's fourth report on the subject is published in July 2007, he examines the disparities in economic growth within the EU and what impact the policy (in particular the structural funds) is having not only on growth in the recipient regions (especially the latest countries to join the EU), but also for the economies of the member states that provide the finance.