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Radically transforming the EU economy – and how to finance it

By Ann Pettifor / 4 September, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a simple truth: today’s model of globalised, financialised capitalism, teetering on a shaky foundation of vast debts and costly credit, cannot deliver human well-being. In order to reverse the course, a safe ecological load has to be fixed – a ‘Plimsoll line’, like the white […]

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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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The EU and COVID-19: what we learned so far

By László Andor / 28 August, 2020

When life returns to the EU institutions and work restarts after the holiday season, it should be highlighted that the summer was not wasted. The European Council adopted critical, innovative and to some extent revolutionary decisions to create an effective fiscal capacity against the recession that has been triggered by […]

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Europe needs immigration – and common rules to manage it

By Piero Fassino / 6 June, 2020

Even if pushed by the health emergency, the regularisation of migrants during the Convid-19 crisis, in Italy, has been a choice of civilization.

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The path forward is green

By Dan Jorgensen / 6 June, 2020

As politicians, we need to treat societal challenges in a holistic way. Therefore, we need to search synergies between COVID-19 recovery and the Green Deal instead of playing them off against each other.

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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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Women’s and LGBTQ+ rights: authoritarian’s ugly face revealed during Covid19

By Caroline Hickson / 3 June, 2020

Europeans need to fight two viruses, simultaneously and equally vehemently: the new coronavirus, and the political virus which is attacking our fundamental rights and our democracies.

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An historical breakthrough for the European Union?

By Maria João Rodrigues / 30 May, 2020

All crucial moments in the history of European integration have been like this: a deep crisis, a risk of collapse, a new collective solution.

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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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We can’t return to normal because the past normal was precisely the problem

By Nancy Yuk / 29 May, 2020

The EU should not and cannot afford to forget what Ursula von der Leyen called EU’s “man on the moon” moment back then.

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