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.
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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.
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
Much was expected of the new climate package negotiated by the grand-coalition government in Berlin. Less was delivered.
The typical radical-right voter is often assumed to be older and male, with conservative views on women’s and LGBT rights—an assumption which should now be reassessed.
The Spitzenkandidaten system was meant to enhance the democratic legitimacy of the European Parliament. But that wasn’t why more citizens voted in May.