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Euro- +‎ pessimism


Europessimism (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Pessimistic feelings about Europe, especially regarding economic crises in Western Europe in the 1970s.
    • 1990, Otto Hieronymi, Economic Policies for the New Hungary
      Today, "Europessimism" belongs to the past. European economies have been growing []
    • 1992, Wayne Sandholtz, The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System
      The 1970s were therefore the era of Europessimism. Europe seemed unable to adjust to the changed circumstances of international growth and competition []
    • 1994, Geoffrey Pridham, Tatu Vanhanen, Democratization in Eastern Europe
      Today in the West, Europessimism is back in fashion where Eastern Europe is concerned.