The rejection by the European Parliament of Slyvie Goulard as French commissioner showed that ‘it’s France’ is not a sufficient excuse for special treatment.
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.
High emigration rates are doing massive damage to the prospects of the western Balkans—would a stronger EU perspective reverse this outflow?
Access for the states concerned, most immediately for North Macedonia and Albania, would be many years off—but the symbolism is important.
Karin Pettersson argues that ‘free speech’ is not a licence for politicians relying on rage to lie, and for such lies to be amplified by ‘social media’.
The nationalist left offers one response to neoliberal globalisation. The wrong one.
A Child Guarantee can be a second launchpad for investing in children.
Children without or at risk of losing parental care represent a stain on Europe’s moral conscience.
Reforming the digital economy so that it serves collective ends is the defining economic challenge of our time.
A genuine European Green New Deal must place social justice and ecological protection ahead of fiscal discipline and economic growth.
Support has been surging on both sides of the Atlantic for the idea of a Green New Deal. Time to turn it into action, and jobs, on the ground.
Whether the coming election in Poland will consolidate the monopoly of the national-conservative PiS or favour a more pluralist balance of power, it will have a significant impact on Polish political culture.
The Portuguese governmental ‘contraption’ has turned out to be surprisingly enduring—so much so that it may face another term