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The European Union on better tracks, but…

By Maria João Rodrigues / 14 December, 2020

The last European Council was important to put the European Union on better tracks, culminating the long and dramatic effort which was undertaken by larger European and progressive forces to respond to the current unprecedented and multidimensional crisis. Nevertheless, daunting challenges are still ahead of us. The swift implementation of...

Radically transforming the EU economy – and how to finance it

By Ann Pettifor / 4 September, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a simple truth: today’s model of globalised, financialised capitalism, teetering on a shaky foundation of vast debts and costly credit, cannot deliver human well-being. In order to reverse the course, a safe ecological load has to be fixed – a ‘Plimsoll line’, like the white...

The challenge of Europe: growth and social cohesion

By Pedro Sanchez / 9 November, 2017

The Great Recession and the errors in European economic policy have led to a sharp increase in inequalities; a problem that, along with climate change, is the particular challenge for Europe in the next decades.   The inequalities that are emerging are morally unjust, undermining economic growth and dangerously undermining...

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