Public Sector

European integration: the next five years... and the following decades

• The underlying conditions are in place for a new leap forward in the European integration process, but this is unlikely to happen over the next five years. • The euro area will make progress in completing its institutional framework, especially with regards to the banking union. • Defence, the relationship with China and migration are becoming focal points in the political sphere for joint decision-making (although this is still some way off). A challenging time There seems to be a consensus that the coming years will be decisive for...