A damning new report reveals the grim decline of nature in the European Union. The member states have the opportunity this week to begin to repair the damage.
Social Europe Columns & Interviews
Social Europe columns are op-ed style comment and analysis articles on issues in politics, economy and employment & labour. We also sometimes publish interviews and conversations with leading decision-makers and thinkers.
Some claim social dialogue is a luxury in a crisis when quick decisions are needed. On the contrary, the pandemic has proved.
The meat industry wants terms such as ‘veggie burger’ banned. This is less about confusion, more about competition.
Adam Tooze assesses the significance of China’s goal-setting for climate neutrality.
The defence of universal norms needs to be broadened beyond Hungary and Poland and beyond the rule of law.
The pandemic demands moving beyond the fragmented and compartmentalised approach to occupational health and safety in the EU.
‘White working-class men’ are seen as the hard core of Trump’s support, yet a big group of working-class voters—black, brown and white—are persuadable.
‘Stakeholder capitalism’ has been promoted to balance the market and society but ultimately the only solution is to make firms more democratic.
The circular economy holds out the hope of living within the planet’s resources. Turning aspiration into action is another matter.
If Joe Biden were to win the White House, transatlantic relations could return to default or be transformed—with much depending on how Europe reacted.
Paul Mason argues that with authoritarian conservatives in the White House and the Kremlin it’s no surprise the far right is thriving in Europe.
The big challenge is to move from a perspective of individual discrimination towards addressing systemic racism.