In a recent article in Social Europe, Andrew Watt and Steven Hill contend that the EU “should not fear” secession. The authors argue that Catalonia’s secession from Spain and other potential cases of … Read More
What would you say is the historic position of the Parti Socialiste in the French political system, and where does it stand after the recent presidential elections?
Well, the Socialist Party in … Read More
In most conversations and interviews on what’s broadly called populism, “Trump” and “Brexit” are bracketed. These events in the two largest Anglophone countries are taken, without the need for further … Read More
What is the historic position of the Australian Labor Party within the country’s political system and where does it currently stand?
Australia’s got an interesting story on social democratic … Read More
José Ortega y Gasset, one of Spain’s pre-eminent intellectuals of the 20th century, wrote in his 1922 seminal work “Invertebrate Spain” that what underpins the existence of nations is not a common … Read More
The risk of Romania becoming a new Poland, concerning issues related to the rule of law, is extremely slight. This might seem an optimistic statement while reading the latest communication from the … Read More
The future of European research and innovation policy is under discussion after the publication of the ‘Lamy Report'. It sets out to provide the vision shaping the final years of Horizon 2020 and the … Read More
On November 23, Social Europe published an article by Bo Rothstein entitled ‘UBI: A bad idea for the welfare state’. It sets out from a definition of ‘Unconditional Universal Basic Income’ (UUBI) as … Read More
What would you say is the historic position of the Labour Party in the UK political system and where does it currently stand?
Certainly, since the Second World War it has been the second or main … Read More
‘A world-class place to live and work.’ That is how President Juncker described Europe at the summit to formally proclaim the EU Pillar of Social Rights in Gothenburg last month.
And he added: … Read More
Poverty was earlier a key (but not exclusive) issue for the international community, largely developing countries (see here) but since then the 2008 crisis has drastically affected the standard of … Read More
On 17 November in Gothenburg the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven reiterated the well-known position of many Scandinavian political actors in the European arena, namely that they would oppose any … Read More
The failure of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a government after the elections a month ago came as a shock for many observers. What has happened to the “leader of the Western World”? Is … Read More
After many years of economic and migratory crises, things seem to be turning around for the European Union. Economic growth in the Eurozone is outpacing that of Britain and the United States, … Read More
Why have humans created machines? Technology is born from the human desire to save time in order to invest it in fantasy. Technology generates time and space for the activities that make us … Read More
On "a very sad day for Poland" and the rule of law four leading political scientists and experts on post-communist eastern Europe discuss the country's further move towards authoritarianism/"illiberal … Read More