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Squaring the circle with an EU action on minimum wages is more urgent than ever

By Amandine Crespy / 6 May, 2020

If a consensus could be found on bailing out indebted countries and extend the intervention scope the ECB, why not on tackling poverty through minimum wages?

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New European Commission: Big Challenges, High Expectations

By Maria João Rodrigues / 29 November, 2019

The new European Commission can open up opportunities for progressive forces to regain influence in a European direction.

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New Frontiers of Social Europe

By László Andor / 22 November, 2019

A discussion on a Social Union is needed to avoid a further widening of the gap between the economic and social sides of the integration

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“A decade before the Berlin Wall came down, the corrosion of the social welfare state started with the neoliberal turn”

By Wolfgang Engler / 8 November, 2019

The experience of being East German”), recounts a particular sense of homelessness in the new, western world.

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Social investment if not now, when? 

By Robin Huguenot-Noel / 21 October, 2019

A ‘golden rule’ of exempting certain types of social spending from the Eurozone fiscal rule book for about a decade would allow to invest in human capital, skills and health.

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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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Social, fiscal and climate justice: the right-left cleavage is still alive!

By Maria João Rodrigues / 26 August, 2019

The European project can only have a future if it overcomes the status quo imposed by conservatives and neo-liberals and if it refuses to fall into the trap proposed by national-populists. Regaining control over our lives in a time of globalisation is only possible if we address social, fiscal and […]

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Health in Europe: reducing inequalities

By Vytenis Andriukaitis / 2 July, 2019

In a world with so much wealth, how is it possible that so many people have little or no access to healthcare?

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