Regions and the Lisbon Strategy

Regions and the Lisbon Strategy


The Lisbon Strategy is the central plank in on-going European Union efforts to revitalise the economic performance of many of the major member states and to prepare business for the intensified challenge of global competition that inevitably will emerge over the next 20 years. The Kok Report late in 2004 laid bare the failures of the Lisbon strategy at its mid-way point – failures that, in part at least, were attributed to the lack of “political ownership” of the process amongst the EU publics a...


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