The draft directive published today is already breaking the united front of the platform companies.
Many have lost all trust in politics, Robert Misik writes. The protests against vaccination and anti-virus rules however turn this into madness.
Magdalena Andersson has been elected the first female prime minister of Sweden. Again.
National schemes sparing consumers the worst impact of soaring prices are no substitute for the EU redefining electricity as a public good.
Peter Bofinger recognises the compromises necessary for a three-party government but regrets the lack of vision to face a decade of huge challenges.
Branko Milanovic argues that ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is replicating United States inequalities.
The pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of economic deregulation and market liberalisation and a new policy-making paradigm is emerging.
In demonstrating how some of the world’s most powerful people hide their wealth, the Pandora Papers have exposed the details of a global system.
Despite petrol shortages and empty shelves, Labour is adrift—and Johnson may press the Northern Ireland protocol nuclear button.
In a few months, Scholz reversed the social democrats’ decade-long decline, running on a message of dignity and respect for all workers.
Rallying behind market-based measures to address climate change allows the owners of capital yet another way to avoid a reckoning.
As the platforms lose case after case over the designation of ‘contractors’ as workers, they are lobbying at European level to win back control.
Sheri Berman argues that post-communist left embrace of economic as well as political liberalism allowed populists to target the latter.
The news that the Amazon rainforest is no longer a carbon sink puts a further big question-mark against the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Peter Bofinger argues that the ECB strategy review represents a missed opportunity.
The ECB’s strategy review, Adam Tooze writes, says more by its silences than its statements.
A by-election in northern England highlights the corrosive atrophying of the UK body politic, Paul Mason writes.
Sheri Berman warns that while the threats may seem incremental they pose a real danger—which Europeans should note.
Welfare states are having to run harder to stand still. They need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty.
Ending the pandemic requires not only an intellectual-property rights waiver but scaling up knowledge transfer and public production of vaccine supplies.
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to address how EU governance can be refitted to end the crisis of legitimacy.