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?
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The European Green Deal needs sustained political commitment, especially on ‘just transition’, if it is to realise its ambition.
Twenty twenty will be another year of living dangerously if short-term policies continue to be pursued at the expense of long-term vision.
It’s not so much that what the European Central Bank is doing is wrong as that it is not framing public understanding. The next ECB strategy, writes Peter Bofinger, should do so.
German hawks are not just wrong about monetary and fiscal policies and risk-sharing in an ailing European economy—their demands are inconsistent.
Even as perceptions of rising inequality undermine the foundations of democracy, data on wealth and income trends remain woefully inadequate.
It is wrong to treat financial capitalism as the dysfunctional child of neoliberalism and so misdirect a progressive policy focus.
The principle of ‘sustainability first’ should become the golden thread unifying all EU actions.
Publicly-owned fibre networks don’t just mean free WiFi. From energy grids to smart transport, they will be the backbone of a new, green socialist economy.
It is wrong to believe the financial sector will contribute to ecological transformation. Economic and environmental policies remain key.
Agglomeration effects in capital-city regions concentrating good jobs may be feeding political discontent beyond them.
For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries promised neoliberal policies would lead to faster growth and the benefits would trickle down so that everyone would be better off.