The coronavirus crisis has highlighted how the welfare state of the future must be built on an ethic of care rather than self-interest.
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The most frightening thing is not the UK government’s end-game strategy, Paul Mason writes. It’s that there isn’t one.
The European Union cannot afford to compromise on the rule-of-law provisions it applies to the funds it allocates to member states.
The new east-west divide in Europe is not just about authoritarian regimes defying the rule of law. It is also down to smartly crafted economic appeals.
Karin Pettersson argues that far from history ‘ending’ in 1989 it has returned, with a vengeance, due to the very deregulation its trumpeters embraced.
Like the southerners who never could get over their loss in the American civil war, Trump has nothing left but his own mythology.
Adequate indicators are needed to identify country-specific needs and ensure tailor-made intervention which takes inequalities seriously.
The draft minimum-wage directive is a crucial first step but more needs to follow on the way to a social Europe.
Amid the 1970s economic crisis in Britain, Lucas Aerospace workers, threatened with redundancy, developed a plan for socially useful work. It’s an idea whose time has come.
In the wake of the pandemic, the classical variety of national welfare models must be transformed into a multi-level social citizenship.
An EU-wide job guarantee would be a counter-cyclical measure to tackle the health, employment and ecological crises together.
The pandemic has reinforced the need for citizenship education, so individuals are equipped to cope with its global challenges—and all the others.
A Biden administration could join forces with progressive Europe to rebut polarising populism on both sides of the pond.
The centenary of the International Labour Organization saw publication of a major report on the future of work. Action on its recommendations is now even more urgent.
The passion behind the demonstrations signifies a battle for basic democratic standards in a world of creeping authoritarian temptations.
It is time to put the patient-to-carer relationship at the centre of this most human-faced sector—and the EU must play its part.
The US election provides an opportunity to take stock of where the country is headed and whether it is addressing the deepening crises its society faces.
Mary Daly tells Robin Wilson that the coronavirus crisis has exposed the partial and limited nature of gender-equality gains.