Raising wage floors is one way to reduce inequality and stimulate recovery in Europe. A big uplift in the Spanish minimum wage this year provides a test bed.
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Close scrutiny of the European Parliament and recent national elections belies a simple story of long-run decline for social democrats. A progressive programme is key to revival.
A decade after the onset of the global crisis, youth unemployment remains high in many industrialised countries. But it’s not an act of nature.
The political forces most hostile to European integration are also the only ones to have formulated a common vision for Europe.
Discussion of the EU budget brings strife between supposed net contributors and beneficiaries. Yet the picture is more complex and Europe-wide taxation offers a way out.
Greater dependency ratios may imply pensions reform—but not that it be unfair.
Despite the economic recovery of recent years, persistent social imbalances—such as those affecting women and young people—must be taken into account in the debate on Europe’s future.
The eurozone muddled through its crisis at Germany’s behest. The climate emergency is much too serious for that.
Why has modern monetary theory come out of the academy? Because it helps model the current economic predicament and how to get out of it.
As the polls open for the European Parliament elections, three gender-equality ministers and state secretaries put feminism at the top of the electoral agenda.
Conventional wisdom is that the rise of the far-right populists is down to a popular cultural backlash. What’s really happened is they have broadened their support through a civic-nationalist narrative.
Any reform efforts must be as inclusive as possible towards central and eastern European states, where nationalist parties are gaining ground.