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
Inequality is the biggest challenge of our time. It undermines social confidence and reduces support for democratic institutions. It lurks behind the new toxic relationship that western societies have … Read More
In your view, what is the historic position of the Democrats in the US political system and where do they currently stand?
The Democrats have undergone an evolution over their course. It’s the … Read More
For many today, debating institutional adjustments to the European Monetary Union embodies typical Brussels solipsism. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it seems to be a reasonable point of departure, … Read More
With share prices around the world setting new records almost daily, it is tempting to ask whether markets have entered a period of “irrational exuberance” and are heading for a fall. The answer is … Read More
The fact that the mainstream European left continues to believe, with some notable exceptions, that the European Monetary Union (and European Union) can be reformed in a progressive direction and … Read More
COP23 in Bonn sought to maintain the global momentum for ‘green growth’ - to decouple output from greenhouse gas emissions. But the crucial topics of consumption, inequality and unrestrained growth … Read More
Why is inequality such a big issue? Why is it so corrosive to societies?
I think it became a big issue, because essentially of the crisis. What the crisis did was make people realise that when, for … 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
The results of recent Eurofound research on working time patterns in the EU constitute a strong plea for working time policies that clearly acknowledge the life course perspective. This means that … Read More
Since award-winning physicist Stephen Hawking first warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of humanity, other experts have echoed his cataclysmic forecast. In the meantime, for … Read More
The new information technologies have created a whole range of companies that have become extremely profitable. The most successful ones are in the list of the top ten most valuable companies in the … Read More
What is populism? Where does it come from; where is it going? What does it mean for the world's institutions and what can be done about? asks Dani Rodrik in introducing the inaugural talk by the … Read More
Peter Pomerantsev uses his deep insights into the nature of digital propaganda and the authoritarian threat to democracy to come up with a surprising and rather bold analysis of the way politics … Read More