As another sovereign-debt crisis looms, Adam Tooze warns against repeating the mistake of delegating to anonymised ‘markets’ accountable political choices.
Columns & Interviews
Young people are anxious about the effects of the crisis yet also more trusting in the European Union—an asset which should not be squandered.
Crisis measures to promote recovery in Europe must begin to address its underlying productivity challenge.
by Elena Esposito on
Sociologist Elena Esposito suggests shifting the focus of artificial intelligence to machines as communication partners. Interview by Florian Butollo.
by Sonja Bekker on
A Dutch court case has set out a framework within which the emergent digital welfare state can respect the right to privacy.
by Guido Montani on
The proposal by the French president and the German chancellor for a €500 billion recovery fund refocuses attention on the EU budget—but that raises wider issues.
by Juan Menéndez-Valdés on
A mass online survey across the continent has found Europeans reeling from the coronavirus crisis—and losing trust in their leaders’ ability to manage it.
Efforts to attack multinationals’ tax avoidance at EU level fall foul of national beneficiaries. Time to try naming and shaming instead.
by Paul Mason on
In a nightmare-scenario ‘Brexit’ denouement, the UK government provokes no-deal chaos from which it hopes to profit after its Covid-19 shambles.
The coming economic emergency demands an emergency boost to demand, via an unconditional monthly payment for its duration.
by Tamara Popic on
Years of pre-crisis adhesion to ‘new public management’ in health policy have seen public provision eroded. Now is an opportunity to change course.
by Andreas Antoniades on
Emergence from the coronavirus crisis cannot be to ‘business as usual’ but must urgently open a transition to socio-environmental sustainability.
Amid the accelerated scientific quest for a vaccine against the coronavirus, crucial ethical and social questions have not yet been addressed.