Ending the EU’s Growth Mantra – Green European Journal

The European Union is seemingly fixated by economic growth. ‘Jobs, growth and investment’ is the European Commission’s headline priority and Eurozone budgets are carefully checked in the name of stability and growth. Yet is the pursuit of economic growth fueling climate change and environmental destruction? On the sidelines of the Post-Growth 2018 conference at the European Parliament, we asked Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, if the time has come to leave growth behind.


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