The irony of genuinely ‘free trade’ is only regulation enables it. Europe cannot lead the ecological transition without recognising this.
Columns & Interviews
by Olaf Steenfadt on
With a Digital Services Act in the offing, regulation of platforms can make public-interest journalism sustainable again.
For democracy to work well requires democracy in the workplace.
by Paul Mason on
The most frightening thing is not the UK government’s end-game strategy, Paul Mason writes. It’s that there isn’t one.
by Eva Joly on
The OECD has proved unable to tackle tax havens, so it is up to the European Union to do so.
The Covid-19 crisis is making progress in the fight for corporate tax justice more difficult, yet more essential.
by George Soros on
The European Union cannot afford to compromise on the rule-of-law provisions it applies to the funds it allocates to member states.
The new east-west divide in Europe is not just about authoritarian regimes defying the rule of law. It is also down to smartly crafted economic appeals.
by Ivan Williams Jimenez on
The potential benefits of new technologies for workplace health and safety are being vitiated by a profit-focused approach.
Public development banks will be critical to global efforts to ‘build back better’. They should complement their climate investments with nature-based goals.
by Olivier De Schutter on
The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of social protection, especially in the developing world. A new global fund is needed—and it’s affordable.
by Leïla Chaibi on
The platform corporations have just won a battle in California over classifying their workers as ‘contractors’. An EU directive is required to take the opposite tack.
by Karin Pettersson on
Karin Pettersson argues that far from history ‘ending’ in 1989 it has returned, with a vengeance, due to the very deregulation its trumpeters embraced.
by Elizabeth Drew on
Like the southerners who never could get over their loss in the American civil war, Trump has nothing left but his own mythology.
For decades urban development has followed the impulses of capital. The right to a home and the right to the city must be won by the citizens.
Adequate indicators are needed to identify country-specific needs and ensure tailor-made intervention which takes inequalities seriously.
Unions can be torn between mitigating climate change tomorrow and saving jobs today. A significant Just Transition Fund could ease that dilemma.