The staggering blow of the rise of the right and extreme right is hard to integrate. What are the challenges to be overcome so progressives can regain ground? How do we stem the nationalist wave? Laurent Berger, the new president of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), comments on the most pressing issues of our time. He also addresses the current situation of trade unionists, assuming that they need to reinvent themselves, as do almost all institutions –although he is totally convinced that society, and especially the working world, cannot do without trade unionism.