Paul Mason writes that a Biden US presidency allied to an EU pursuing ‘strategic autonomy’ leaves a ‘sovereign’ UK with a bit-part role.
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Strengthening of civil society, construction of democratic institutions and economic support must all figure in an EU agenda for a post-Lukashenka Belarus.
Democracy in the United States survived the assault by Donald Trump and his supporting mob. But why it survived raises questions awkward for some.
It will take more than one person—and more than one presidential term—to overcome America’s longstanding challenges.
The pandemic-linked crisis is not the time for fiscal consolidation. But introducing a genuinely progressive tax system will become essential.
‘Brexit’ stemmed from the takeover of the Tory party by its Eurosceptic fringe, whose prejudices will now collide with reality.
Research on pushbacks of asylum-seekers reveals a massive number of such human-rights violations—yet it could be just the tip of the iceberg.
The threat to veto EU financing arrangements if tied to the rule of law is gone—but the elephant is still in the room.
Sheri Berman argues that the embourgeoisement of centre-left parties has fostered a crisis of representation, at the heart of democratic dissatisfaction.
The international system for business taxation is starting to crumble. Now is the time for civil society to apply pressure.
Europe is moving on to green and social-democratic terrain. But German Christian democracy and French centrism are taking it there.
Attention across the world to the US elections has focused only on the federal level. But the battle for the statehouses mattered too.
A workable asylum policy in line with European values could be pursued by a Schengen-style coalition of the willing.
While the negotiators haggle over a deal to avoid a new-year car crash, the fundamental problem is the obsolete notion of sovereignty held in London.
The huge fiscal pressures occasioned by the pandemic mean global tax-gaming by corporations and the wealthy is a luxury we can no longer afford.
Postwar global progress has hinged on a transatlantic alliance of progressive parties. The election in the United States potentially opens a new chapter.
If the finger is to be pointed—rightly—at Hungary and Poland, then the EU must insist on compliance by all with universal norms.
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted how the welfare state of the future must be built on an ethic of care rather than self-interest.