In this engaging, clever, and provocative account, Attila Marjan offers a disquieting analysis of the complex challenges Europe faces in the global marketplace.
Marjan, an expert at the center of the European project, surveys global trends, common pressures, and the organizational difficulties of the European Union (EU). In his view, Europe is failing to meet growing and changing global economic competition and will continue to lag behind other world powers because of population trends, energy insecurity, and the institutional disorder of the EU. Marjan finds that in order to compete in the global market, Europe will have to adopt much more flexible economic and social models.
Attila Marjan has worked as a European Union diplomat and European Commission official for more than a decade. He has authored six books, including a Hungarian-language edition of Europe's Destiny. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in May 2008.