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Sophisticated tools – weak principles

By Philippe Fargues / 25 September, 2020

With its ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’, the European Commission has taken on one of the most divisive and controversial issues within the bloc. And one that puts its own human rights record most prominently on the spot. The outcome are elaborate proposals, heavy on procedure but weak on […]

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The time for a U-turn towards social and environmental justice is now

By Fabrizio Barca / 4 September, 2020

The time for adjustments and tinkering is over. Well before the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, inequalities and social injustice had mounted in most Western countries to a point where they produced widespread resentment and triggered an ‘authoritarian dynamic’: a rejection of diversity, a call for sanctioning outlying behaviour and for building […]

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Horizons and demarcation lines

By Ania Skrzypek / 22 October, 2019

Today, the electorate is volatile, alliances are shifting, and the prophecies about the end of ideologies may have just fulfilled themselves.

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Intensifying democracy

By Giovanni Allegretti / 21 October, 2019

Involving citizens in choosing policy priorities has proven able to increase their quality of life.

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Social investment if not now, when? 

By Robin Huguenot-Noel / 21 October, 2019

A ‘golden rule’ of exempting certain types of social spending from the Eurozone fiscal rule book for about a decade would allow to invest in human capital, skills and health.

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“The question about Europe is: will this ship be repaired in the middle of the storm?”

By Geert Mak / 13 September, 2019

Geert Mak: I was very happy that so many people went out and voted again!

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“Citizens need to organise against the social media regime”

By Vincent Mosco / 12 August, 2019

Citizens’ mobilisation and other alternatives to the powerful system of surveillance capitalism that Big Tech and governments have created.

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Resisting surveillance

By Shoshana Zuboff / 7 June, 2019

Surveillance Capitalism uses our data for generating revenues – but without our knowledge or control.

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Resisting surveillance

By Shoshana Zuboff / 26 April, 2019

Surveillance Capitalism uses our data for generating revenues – but without our knowledge or control.

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A European Union that belongs to all its citizens

By Pierre Bauby / 23 April, 2019

Multiplying forms of democratic participation to deal with those who want to transform the EU into a battleground.

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