European Military Prospects, Economic Constraints, and the by Charles Wolf

By Charles Wolf

Will the ecu Union have the assets to improve the functions of the quick response strength within the coming decade?

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Our assessment, which marginally affects the parameter adjustments, is that the single currency will be likely to • Slightly lower the rates of employment growth. • Similarly lower rates of growth in the capital stock (because a higher tax burden is likely to be realized in part at the expense of corporate profits and capital formation). • Finally, slightly lower the growth of total factor productivity. S. 2000 dollars. These forecasts reflect the previously discussed considerations and are further explained in the footnotes to Table 3.

S. 2000 dollars. The smooth trajectories of the series are a consequence of our omission of cyclical or other perturbations that would generate ups and downs in the actual year-to-year results. S. S. S. 2000 dollars. The smooth trajectories of the series are a consequence of our omission of cyclical or other perturbations that would generate ups and downs in the actual year-to-year results. S. 6 billion accumulating in the 2008–2010 period. If appreciable changes can be made in the current pattern of allocations for military investments, there is a pool of approximately $28 billion in year 2000 annual military investments in the four countries that could be tapped (say, by one-third each year) to provide funding for the enhanced ESDP capabilities, rather than having to rely only on incremental investment for ESDP financing.

S. interests more broadly—will depend to a considerable extent on how the ESDP is implemented. , whether its command structure is linked with that of NATO so that CINC/ESDP is also located within the NATO structure, perhaps as Deputy SACEUR. Actually, this command relationship appears to be moving in a different direction, Political and Strategic Issues: Concluding Observations 39 with the preliminarily designated acting commander of the still nonexistent ESDP force a general from Finland, rather than someone from one of the established NATO countries within the EU.

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