Europe's Four Big Challenges in 2019
Jan 10, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- Domestic constraints in the eurozone's four largest economies will limit their ability to cooperate at the Continental level.
- 2019 will test the health of nationalist and populist political movements, which represent the main threat to the continuity of the European Union in its current form.
- This year, the bloc will face three sources of economic risk: trade disputes with the United States, Brexit and economic fragility in Southern Europe.
- The European Union will be under domestic and external pressure to limit Chinese access to strategic technology and resist Beijing's investments in infrastructure.