US political dysfunctionality is put down to partisanship and polarisation. But Sheri Berman argues it’s the issue agenda that counts.
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Joe Biden was the most pro-labour presidential nominee in years. But he’s fighting a pandemic and faces the antiquated US political system.
The treaty requirement that EU legislation on taxation of multinationals enjoys member-state unanimity need not block progress towards harmonisation.
The pandemic has created a huge opportunity to restore mission-driven governance in the public interest.
The pandemic provides no excuse for inaction by the European Commission on gender pay transparency. It should be the incentive.
Branko Milanovic worries that in the new global constellation a second cold war—with China—could be in the offing.
Knut Dethlefsen offers a personal reflection on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Paul Mason writes that a Biden US presidency allied to an EU pursuing ‘strategic autonomy’ leaves a ‘sovereign’ UK with a bit-part role.
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.