Attention across the world to the US elections has focused only on the federal level. But the battle for the statehouses mattered too.
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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.
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.