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Friedrich Engels, the underestimated

By Alexander Behrens / 26 November, 2020

Imagine there was an Oscar this year for the best supporting role in the history of ideas. And the winner would be this boy from Barmen: Friedrich Engels, the eternal second. The younger of the two “spiritual twins”. That humble gentleman who said of himself that he was only playing […]

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John Weeks (1941-2020)

By László Andor / 27 July, 2020

This Summer, progressive economists lost a great thinker, author, teacher, activist and friend. I have known Prof. John Weeks for nearly three decades, starting with a visit at SOAS, and then an invitation to Budapest. During the post-1989 transition, those who refused to buy into the newly hegemonic neoliberal dogma, […]

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The EU and Belarus: doing less might be better

By André Gerrits / 30 September, 2020

It is easy to call for EU action in crises at the borders of the bloc. And in the case of Belarus, these calls have been made again. But the European Union must acknowledge that the Belarusian case cannot be considered without thinking of Russia, and that in some crises […]

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A too Teutonic talk

By László Andor / 17 September, 2020

As we learned from the great British historian Eric Hobsbawm, tradition is something that is invented. The tradition of State of the Union (SOTEU) speeches by the European Commission president was invented in 2010, in the wake of the great financial crisis. It has always provided a panorama of EU […]

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LGBT rights in the Polish presidential campaign

LGBT rights in the Polish presidential campaign

By Bartosz Machalica / 17 July, 2020

The issue of human rights of the LGBT community became surprisingly one of the key issues in the presidential election campaign in Poland. The race to the elections had started before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the beginning of 2020. The Left coalition (Lewica), which included SLD, Wiosna […]

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Rethinking economic reconstruction in Europe

By Lukas Hochscheidt / 23 June, 2020

Only a true paradigm shift can make Europe’s economies crisis-proof and address increasing wealth gaps.

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Money for nature: bridging the green funding gap

By Ludovic Suttor-Sorel / 3 June, 2020

For projects which do provide public value, but which are not financially bankable, public finance must be unlocked.

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A new generation pact for a sustainable and resilient European economy

By Nuno Almeida Eça / 29 May, 2020

Our economies and our European way of living are severely affected. But today there is a unique chance to rethink our ambitious objectives and to rebuild together a better economy based on renewed principles.

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Europe Day in corona times: putting people over profit

By Luca Visentini / 8 May, 2020

Those who dream of a ‘return to normal’ are fooling themselves. There can be no ‘back to business as usual’

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Health, inequality and democracy in the light of the Corona crisis

By Gabor Scheiring / 23 April, 2020

Europe’s conservative elites need to realise that they have to safeguard democratic quality with at least the same vehemence with which they were willing to enforce austerity after 2008.

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