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.
The Youth Guarantee has failed to deliver on its promise. The deepening economic crisis makes a well-functioning guarantee even more imperative.
Peter Bofinger warns especially German inflation-phobes that deflation is a greater downside risk in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Public health should be recognised as a public good, whose provision, beyond the pandemic, requires a new European agency.
Most commentary on the Covid-19 death toll in Sweden has been on the absence of lockdown, yet privatisation and precarity in eldercare should really be in the spotlight.
The pandemic has brought science and expertise to the fore in the public sphere, as an anchor of trust—and put the populists on the back foot.
The coronavirus crisis demands a regulatory framework for the application of AI to protect public health without jeopardising human rights.