The Lisbon scorecard VI: Will Europe's economy rise again?
The European Union and its 'Lisbon agenda' of economic reform, have received a battering over the past year. The pace of reform has remained slow in the big eurozone countries. Fears over the EU's eastward enlargement and high levels of unemployment have fostered a new spirit of national protectionism. Yet Aurore Wanlin argues that many underlying trends are positive.