The World Economic Forum has recognised intellectually that Scandinavian social models offer an alternative to rising inequality. It just can’t accept this ideologically.
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.
Populism is boosted by economic crises, but its roots are cultural.
Continuing our series on ‘just transition’, Natalie Bennett argues that the media have an ethical responsibility to foster public understanding.
A serious discussion of ‘just transition’ must break with a social model based on individual utility maximisation—before it breaks the biosphere.
Just transition works and there are already many lessons learned. The most important is that workers must see a positive pathway ahead.
The deputy prime minister of Spain responsible for the ecological transition describes the experience there of making ‘just transition’ a reality.
Adam Tooze stresses that the critical COP26 conference later this year hinges on European unity and radical leadership.
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?
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.