Reconciliation of procedural and distributive justice in the EU hinges on citizens’ support.
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.
A framework agreement between the social partners should ensure job security and worker involvement are prioritised across the European Union.
Mandatory activation conditions for social-assistance recipients should be suspended during the pandemic.
The ERTE job-protection scheme to combat the economic effects of the pandemic has left Spain well-prepared to face its aftermath.
European citizenship must be invested with more political significance—and never treated as a commodity for sale.
What stops public debt being monetised to avoid the pain of prolonged austerity after the pandemic? An obsolete economic theory of ‘credibility’.
Karin Pettersson argues that struggles around race and gender are fundamentally about inclusion on an equal footing in the political community.
No one should be smug about racism in Europe. Here too there is a toxic interaction between ethnicity, equality and the environment.
The pandemic has seen a surge in remote working. Collective agreements are needed to ensure individual autonomy, rather than monitored isolation, is the outcome.
The financial system has turned credit intermediation into a debt mint.
The mammoth European Council meeting agreed a diminished recovery package—yet one with still huge ramifications.
The presidential election in Poland was an intolerant affair—and the argument isn’t over yet.