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The lights from Porto: a small step towards a Social Union?

By Maurizio Ferrera / 11 May, 2021

Some social federalists are disappointed: the Social Summit in Porto was downgraded to little more than a series of workshops, Angela Merkel only appeared online, the final declaration was tepid and the full endorsement of the European Commission’s Action Plan has been delayed to the June session of the European […]

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Changing the debt rule would miss the point

By David Rinaldi / 6 May, 2021

Already before the pandemic, it was clear that the economic governance framework of the European Union was unfit to drive long-term prosperity and that it was particularly ill-equipped to sustain the economy in times of recession. The point however is that moving towards a better post-pandemic economic framework is not […]

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A great window of opportunity for a progressive agenda in Europe

By Ania Skrzypek / 15 February, 2021

The 2019 European elections finally saw the turnout going slightly up. In parallel, Social Democrats noted an unanticipated positive result. Almost two years into the legislative period, despite the pandemic, the polls consistently show two tendencies. First, Europeans tend to be positive about the EU in numbers comparable to before […]

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Europe’s Budget Revolution – From Covid-19 Recession to Progressive Reconstruction

By László Andor / 1 December, 2020

The 2020 coronavirus crisis has pushed the European Union to a critical level of innovation regarding its fiscal capacity. The dogma of keeping the EU budget at around one per cent of the Gross National Income (GNI) and balancing it every year evaporated within a space of a few months. […]

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EU budget: the level of European ambition is the real issue!

By Maria João Rodrigues / 25 February, 2020

The last European Council’s negotiations on the next MFF for 2021-2028 were a big disappointment.

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The antechambers of decisions in the EU

By Margarida Marques / 14 February, 2020

The Parliament will reject the multiannual financial framework unless there is an agreement on own resources, unless the necessary financial means are achieved.

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The End of ECB’s Quantitative Easing – what next?

By Alberto Botta / 11 January, 2019

In December 2018, the ECB’s QE is coming to an end.

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Ecological transition: the ECB and budgetary authorities referred to their responsibilities

By Michael Vincent / 4 December, 2018

The 2018/19 European Semester, which coordinates the member states’ economic policies every year, has just been launched.

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Urban solutions for European challenges

Urban solutions for European challenges

By Anna Lisa Boni / 10 August, 2018

Urban solutions for EU challenges at the local level is more important than ever for the EU.

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A budget to bring added value to Europe

By Michel Aglietta / 14 February, 2018

To revive democracy in Europe we must produce a European budget that provides added value to all citizens.

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