Europe needs new policies to boost growth and curb rising extremism, argues Philippe Legrain in a new powerful book. While EU policymakers may believe they have solved the crisis, in fact they misdiagnosed it and made it worse. The eurozone remains saddled with broken banks, crushing debts, feeble productivity growth and low investment. Many people have lost faith in the competence and motives of politicians and EU technocrats, while support for the EU has plunged to all-time lows, leaving the door open to extremists and charlatans. That's why we desperately need a European Spring: economic and political renewal.
You are cordially invited to the Brussels book launch of Philippe Legrain’s new book, European Spring: Why our Economies are Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right. Philippe Legrain is a political economist and acclaimed author. Previously a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, he was independent economic adviser to the President of the Commission and head of the team that provides President Barroso with strategic policy advice from 2011 until he stepped down in February. As such, he has a unique mix of insider knowledge, intellectual authority and independent perspective that makes him ideally placed to explain why things have gone wrong – and how to put them right.
European Spring is now available from Amazon.fr on Kindle from: http://is.gd/euspfr and in paperback from: http://is.gd/euspfrp.