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Where next for the Lisbon Agenda?

25 May 2009
Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)



As the 2010 Lisbon Agenda deadline for making the EU “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world” approaches, this Policy Brief by Hans Martens and Fabian Zuleeg analyses the progress made to date, warns that work on a successor to ‘Lisbon I’ must begin now, urges policy-makers to focus more strongly on long-term challenges and the new global realities, and insists that further structural reforms are essential if Europe wants to safeguard its economic and social models.

Where next for the Lisbon Agenda?