The short- and long-term effects of the pandemic on immigrant workers depend on policies which vary substantially across western-European countries.
Economic theory explains why a single European currency didn’t bring geographical convergence—but only political action can realise that.
It is no coincidence that countries with mission-driven governments have fared better in the Covid-19 crisis than those beholden to the cult of efficiency.
After years of ‘public bad, private good’ ideology in healthcare, the shock of the coronavirus calls for a post-crisis European strategy to advance public health.
Young people are anxious about the effects of the crisis yet also more trusting in the European Union—an asset which should not be squandered.
A mass online survey across the continent has found Europeans reeling from the coronavirus crisis—and losing trust in their leaders’ ability to manage it.
Years of pre-crisis adhesion to ‘new public management’ in health policy have seen public provision eroded. Now is an opportunity to change course.
The coming economic emergency demands an emergency boost to demand, via an unconditional monthly payment for its duration.
Emergence from the coronavirus crisis cannot be to ‘business as usual’ but must urgently open a transition to socio-environmental sustainability.
Amid the accelerated scientific quest for a vaccine against the coronavirus, crucial ethical and social questions have not yet been addressed.
EU leaders must not behave like generals fighting the last war. If the Recovery Fund is to be adequate to the challenge of the coronavirus crisis, this time must be different.
Europe must look beyond keeping companies on life support and staunching national debts to a continent-wide reconstruction driven by public investment.