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Let the coronavirus be the revival of a professionalised welfare state

By Mari Huupponen / 4 November, 2020

The first rule of the Swedish coronavirus strategy was to protect the elderly. But we failed. The welfare state, once the pride of the Social Democratic government, has been weakened by decades of austerity and profit-oriented management logic. As a part of building the welfare state in the 1960s and […]

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Lithuania after the elections: what will be left of public services?

By Lukas Vaigauskas / 30 October, 2020

For the last 20 years progressive economic policies have been absent from Lithuanian politics. Over this time, every government’s economic policies have more or less been taken out of the textbook of the right of the economic spectrum – even of those that claimed to be left of centre. However, […]

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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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