Germany has forged a reputation with its Energiewende flip over to renewables. But as construction of wind turbines stagnates, can it hit its ambitious climate targets?
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.
The European Green Deal is a ray of hope but it faces two huge challenges: it must go global and the finances must be found.
Labour must abandon faith in one more heave for Westminster victory and embrace a progressive alliance, including for electoral reform.
The European Green Deal needs sustained political commitment, especially on ‘just transition’, if it is to realise its ambition.
The New Deal was a social contract with the American people. A European Green New Deal must likewise enshrine social alongside ecological aspirations.
Paul Mason turns in his Social Europe column from postcapitalism to the theme of post-Brexit Britain.
Economic inequality has burgeoned as income from capital has risen faster than growth. Time to change the owners of capital.
There is no real alternative to social dialogue, collective agreements and the voice of workers—even the OECD agrees.
Legal arguments over the EU posting of workers directive raise the issue of which is to prevail: workers’ rights or unregulated markets?
Sepia images of the historical sweep via the fall of the Berlin wall to the reunification of Germany, and so of Europe, look much clearer than today’s turning point.
Twenty twenty will be another year of living dangerously if short-term policies continue to be pursued at the expense of long-term vision.
Amid the intractable struggle in Israel/Palestine for the moral high ground of legitimate victimhood, Europe has a historic responsibility.