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European fiscal rules: reform urgently needed

By Philipp Heimberger / 6 May, 2021

The EU’s fiscal rules are currently deactivated due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, returning to the pre-Corona rules would be counterproductive. The first priority of reform efforts should be to ensure that applying the rules will not deepen economic crises and hold back recovery. The second priority should be to […]

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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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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 […]

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Social investment for the full development of human dignity

By Giuseppe Provenzano / 14 October, 2019

Austerity: In Europe, the gap has widened between the so-called “virtuous” countries.

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Boosting innovative investment in social infrastructure

By Lieve Fransen / 10 October, 2019

Public investment in social infrastructure has reached a 20-year low. Turning this around could help creating a modern welfare in Europe.

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