The shape of the world ecomy is changing. Globalisation and regionalism have led to the development of powerful but interdependent ecomic blocs. Much ecomic potential has shifted from the Atlantic to the Pacific area. In view of this The European Ecomy argues that ecomists need a broader, worldwide base of information if these processes and their effect on Europe are to be fully understood. Topics discussed include: * Europe's experience of the growing trend of regionalism * the single market * plans for ecomic union * EU enlargement * Europe's triad rivals * EU external trade and trade relations * techlogy and invation * environmental issues This fresh approach highlights the issues which will challenge European countries into the twenty-first century.