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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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A vision for our European future

By Maria João Rodrigues / 4 May, 2021

We are entering a new phase of the European project. The central equation of this new phase can be presented in the following terms: if we want to renew the European economic and social model to address the ongoing ecological and digital transformations, and if we want to improve global […]

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Time for an EU Child guarantee: effective, inclusive and free

By Christian Morabito / 24 March, 2021

Today, the European Commission has presented a proposal to the EU council for a Child Guarantee Council Recommendation. It is a timely step for the European Commission to prioritise childcare and children’s rights and to invite member states to step up their plans to fight inequalities already during the early […]

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A European Social Pillar to shape a larger transformation

By Maria João Rodrigues / 26 January, 2021

An action plan is being prepared to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights. But this is also the time to take a long-term perspective, and to reflect on what should be the social dimension of the European project for the next phase. Let us first recall what kind of […]

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The time for a U-turn towards social and environmental justice is now

By Fabrizio Barca / 4 September, 2020

The time for adjustments and tinkering is over. Well before the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, inequalities and social injustice had mounted in most Western countries to a point where they produced widespread resentment and triggered an ‘authoritarian dynamic’: a rejection of diversity, a call for sanctioning outlying behaviour and for building […]

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A new algorithm for European solidarity

By Maria João Rodrigues / 23 July, 2020

A new instrument of European sovereignty is being invented to enable Europe to better shape and project its future.

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Rethinking economic reconstruction in Europe

By Lukas Hochscheidt / 23 June, 2020

Only a true paradigm shift can make Europe’s economies crisis-proof and address increasing wealth gaps.

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Money for nature: bridging the green funding gap

By Ludovic Suttor-Sorel / 3 June, 2020

For projects which do provide public value, but which are not financially bankable, public finance must be unlocked.

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An historical breakthrough for the European Union?

By Maria João Rodrigues / 30 May, 2020

All crucial moments in the history of European integration have been like this: a deep crisis, a risk of collapse, a new collective solution.

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A new generation pact for a sustainable and resilient European economy

By Nuno Almeida Eça / 29 May, 2020

Our economies and our European way of living are severely affected. But today there is a unique chance to rethink our ambitious objectives and to rebuild together a better economy based on renewed principles.

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