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For a European Semester that addresses inequalities

By Maria João Rodrigues / 12 October, 2020

Against the backdrop of the major EU recovery plan that was decided in July, the European Semester will play a key role in the implementation of the national recovery plans, that are to be submitted by mid-October. The reform of the Semester process was already in the pipeline, but it...

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France’s continued pursuit of civil nuclear power is proving dangerous for Europe

By Benjamin Dessus / 11 December, 2017

In Europe, where nuclear power capacity has been declining since the early 2000s (from 31% of total electricity produced in 2005 to 25% in 2015), France alone produces 53% (not including Britain in the calculations). While crucial for France given that 75% of its electricity supply comes from this sector,...

The challenge of Europe: growth and social cohesion

By Pedro Sanchez / 9 November, 2017

The Great Recession and the errors in European economic policy have led to a sharp increase in inequalities; a problem that, along with climate change, is the particular challenge for Europe in the next decades.   The inequalities that are emerging are morally unjust, undermining economic growth and dangerously undermining...

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Eurozone Future: Playing the ball back to the member states

By Björn Hacker / 24 July, 2017

The latest push to revive Eurozone reform efforts shows an EU-Commission capitulating in the face of two divergent perspectives among the divided member states. It is doubtful if adherents of a stability union or a fiscal union approach will find common ground this time.   The European Commission’s recent reflection...

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