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Budging beyond Brexit

By Roger Liddle / 12 January, 2021

For half a century I have campaigned for a united Europe with Britain playing a full role. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that was approved by the British Parliament on 30 December heralded, for me, a very bad and very very painful day. The TCA finalises Britain’s divorce from...

Three solutions for a European climate and jobs pact

By Pierre Larrouturou / 8 June, 2020

How to fund the recovery plan, how to make the Green Deal Succeed? Here are the answers provided by MEP Pierre Larrouturou, general rapporteur for the next EU budget, who is one of the 30 initiators and 700 public figures who support the “European Call: 3 solutions for climate and...

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The illusion of a growth and jobs strategy and its consequences

By Claudio De Vincenti / 13 June, 2018

The programme of the new 5S-League government presents no strategy for growth and jobs but only the illusion that general tax breaks and subsidies to families would produce growth per se and not a deficit. Instead Italy needs a strategy for growth based on industrial policies and investments in infrastructure...

The EU: A ‘holding environment’ for social investment reform?

By Anton Hemerijck / 8 November, 2017

For national politicians wishing to break away from the failed ‘e-client market hypothesis’, investment in social policy positively re-legitimises the role of the state in the (mixed) economy, drives up standards in family policy, education, and employment services and embeds all of this in a policy agenda of inclusive growth....

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