The most recent Pew Survey on European attitudes (summary table below) shows that support for the European integration project is dropping. My colleagues at CFR are far more able than I am to address the broader political ramifications of this shift. A few points though on the link between economic growth, public opinion, and support for the European reform agenda.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again downgraded its outlook, reducing its forecast for global growth by 0.1 percentage points to 3.5 percent this year and 4.1 percent next year. For Europe, in particular, there is not much good news: Read more »