Social Europe https://www.socialeurope.eu politics, economy and employment & labour Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:22:39 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 https://www.socialeurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-SE-squarered1-32x32.jpg Social Europe https://www.socialeurope.eu 32 32 A long-overdue step on EU sustainability reporting https://www.socialeurope.eu/a-long-overdue-step-on-eu-sustainability-reporting Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=66050 A draft directive on sustainability reporting out today begins to address the challenge of turning the corporate tanker towards a zero-emissions 2050.

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‘Old’ rules and protections for the ‘new’ world of work https://www.socialeurope.eu/old-rules-and-protections-for-the-new-world-of-work Tue, 20 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=66028 A 'rebuttable presumption of employment' is emerging as a response to platforms denying their workers employee status.

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Does it make sense to question the morality of capitalism? https://www.socialeurope.eu/does-it-make-sense-to-question-the-morality-of-capitalism Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=66017 Keynes warned that ‘practical men’ were often in thrall to some dead economist. In fact many leading economists have agreed on the idea of guaranteed work.

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A renaissance of occupational safety and health? https://www.socialeurope.eu/a-renaissance-of-occupational-safety-and-health Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=66004 The pandemic has brought occupational safety and health from the margins to the centre. Investment should follow.

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Northern Ireland—the unhappy ending Europe’s story must avoid https://www.socialeurope.eu/northern-ireland-the-unhappy-ending-europes-story-must-avoid Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65989 Europe has always had its anti-enlightenment side. Northern Ireland graphically presents its extreme manifestation.

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Can virtual addresses provide a gateway to rights for homeless people? https://www.socialeurope.eu/can-virtual-addresses-provide-a-gateway-to-rights-for-homeless-people Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65977 Europe’s lockdowns highlighted the right to housing—and its link to health and security. For many, however, it remains a distant privilege.

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The ‘long Covid’ of work relations and the future of remote work https://www.socialeurope.eu/the-long-covid-of-work-relations-and-the-future-of-remote-work Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:07:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65925 The pandemic made us all familiar with ‘social distancing’. Employers are starting to glimpse a future where ‘contractual distancing’ is normalised.

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The European Union and global governance https://www.socialeurope.eu/the-european-union-and-global-governance Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65955 The EU’s strategic ambition must not be just to carve out a niche for itself among the major powers but to reshape global governance.

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Nineteen Burmese protesters sentenced to death—Europe get off your sofa! https://www.socialeurope.eu/nineteen-burmese-protesters-sentenced-to-death-europe-get-off-your-sofa Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65964 The military in Myanmar is fully aware of Europe’s response to the killing spree against democracy protesters. It is not impressed.

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Dealing with the right-wing populist challenge https://www.socialeurope.eu/dealing-with-the-right-wing-populist-challenge Mon, 12 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://www.socialeurope.eu/?p=65946 Sheri Berman explores what the Swedish case reveals about strategies to adopt towards right-wing populist parties.

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