The European Union has been on a path-dependent trajectory since its foundation towards market-clearing. Its mission needs to be redefined as social-embedding.
Columns & Interviews
The Council of the EU has agreed a recommendation on access to social protection. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
by Ludovic Voet on
Continuing our series on a ‘just transition’, Ludovic Voet stresses that allocating European funding is no substitute for a strategy to achieve it.
After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders are increasingly recognising the urgency of the climate crisis. Yet nothing has been done.
by Éloi Laurent on
Éloi Laurent opens a Social Europe series on the ‘just transition’ by framing it in the context of the social-ecological state.
by Vivien Schmidt on
The best model for the EU is one of differentiated integration—but with a soft rather than a hard core of member states.
by Darragh Golden on
The concept of social dialogue has become empty rhetoric, divorced from reality.
by Joseph Stiglitz on
For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries promised neoliberal policies would lead to faster growth and the benefits would trickle down so that everyone would be better off.