The EU recovery plan must link company bailouts to enforcement of collective-bargaining rights.
Columns & Interviews
Support for companies amid the pandemic must come with social and ecological strings attached.
by Eva Joly on
With some bailed out companies continuing to pay dividends, the focus should shift to making big corporations contribute to the cost of recovery.
by Joseph Stiglitz on
The most urgent policy priorities have been obvious since the beginning, but they will require hard choices and a show of political will.
by Adam Tooze on
Adam Tooze argues the European Green Deal and young Europeans’ activism are fostering a virtuous circle favouring more rapid decarbonisation.
by Kateřina Konečná on
Finding a vaccine against the coronavirus is a biochemical challenge. Ensuring universal access to it, however, is a political choice.
by Peter Verovšek on
The divisions exposed by the coronavirus have reopened fundamental questions about the ultimate aims of the EU. But now is not the time to answer them.
With governments spending on a massive scale to mitigate the economic fallout from Covid-19, they should be positioning their economies for a more sustainable future.
by Andrew Watt on
Europe needs to do more at federal level if a recovery plan is to be successful.
by Paul Mason on
Paul Mason bemoans how ‘Brexit’ has left the UK a beached whale in a world in need of technological regulation driven by European values.
by Nouriel Roubini on
The historic protests which have swept America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy.
Underlying the divisions bedeviling a recovery from the pandemic are stereotypes echoing those which emerged during the eurozone crisis.
by Sharan Burrow on
The 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index exposes the failings of the world’s economic model—a new social contract can help us build a new one.
by Martin Schüßler on
Since AI involves interactions between machines and humans—rather than just the former replacing the latter—’explainable AI’ is a new challenge.