Following the outbreak of the pandemic, the EU finds itself at a historic juncture. The adoption of an ambitious recovery instrument offers a golden opportunity to go beyond ‘business as usual’ and forge a new social contract. Putting the public interest at the heart of the recovery strategy can prove a game-changer for progressive politics. […]
I began writing this on 5 November when the election had still not been called, but even then we learned something as important as who would win. America is not only more divided than progressives imagined. What is worse is that we are polarised in ways that Trump conjures. On the morning of the election, […]
This Call is launched by over 700 leading youth climate activists, climate scientists, unionists, economists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and politicians from all 27 members States, with support from over 1 million citizens (and counting).
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.
For projects which do provide public value, but which are not financially bankable, public finance must be unlocked.
All crucial moments in the history of European integration have been like this: a deep crisis, a risk of collapse, a new collective solution.