Global challenges have left only one option off the table for the European Union—inertia.
A green growth and innovation paradigm
Meeting the challenge of climate change requires social democracy to come up with a new social paradigm.
How the climate crisis is changing Europe’s economic landscape
After four decades, the pandemic and especially the climate crisis have silenced the exponents of fiscal orthodoxy. Keynes is back.
Maximising the potential of the European Green Deal
The European Green Deal doesn’t deserve uncritical support—but nor does it need sniping from the sidelines.
The limits of the nationalist left
The nationalist left offers one response to neoliberal globalisation. The wrong one.
Countering the crisis of the left
Should social democracy tack towards populists wooing its electorate with xenophobic slogans? The crisis of the left demands instead a positive alternative to social insecurity. These are grim times for the left across Europe. It has been losing votes and intellectual support almost everywhere. For social-democratic parties this decline has in many cases been catastrophic—obliterated […]
Taking The Initiative: How Europe Should Respond To Brexit
The week after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Nigel Farage went to the European Parliament and boasted that this was the beginning of the end for the European project. Most MEPs didn’t believe him. Government leaders and EU Commissioners trotted out well-worn clichés about Europe’s resilience. They didn’t sense the danger. They […]