The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to shake up the social formation.
Against the backdrop of its specific histories, the impact of the pandemic on women particularly in the Balkans also demands specific attention.
Support for companies amid the pandemic must come with social and ecological strings attached.
The most urgent policy priorities have been obvious since the beginning, but they will require hard choices and a show of political will.
Finding a vaccine against the coronavirus is a biochemical challenge. Ensuring universal access to it, however, is a political choice.
Europe needs to do more at federal level if a recovery plan is to be successful.
Underlying the divisions bedeviling a recovery from the pandemic are stereotypes echoing those which emerged during the eurozone crisis.
A pandemic may be represented as a ‘natural disaster’. A global depression is however the product of ideology and powerful political actors.
While women appear to be more resilient than men to Covid-19 in terms of health outcomes, that is not the case when it comes to the economic and social fallout.
The coronavirus crisis has inflamed cleavages in democratic societies which will be difficult to heal.
Universal basic income would offer a deadweight subsidy to low-paying employers. The route to security for all lies in the concept of ‘social commons’.
The pandemic and the lockdown have had serious effects on children’s wellbeing. The EU recovery plan must ensure their specific needs are addressed.