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"Learning From Catalonia: To Secede Or Not To Secede?" by Andrew Watt and Steven Hill

The standoff over Catalan independence from Spain has split not only the region and country itself, but Europe as a whole. Beyond the ongoing pyrotechnics, this...   [ continue reading...]

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"We Need A Strong ‘Social Pillar’ To Support Working People" by Luca Visentini

The ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’: it could be a fine example of Euro-jargon masking very little substance, or it could be a chance for the Eur...   [ continue reading...]

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"Five Radical Ideas For Beating Inequality" by Neal Lawson

Scratch the skin of any social democrat and s/he bleeds equality. Because of structural weakness we water the concept down into social justice or fairness or we...   [ continue reading...]

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"98 European Union Member States?" by Jordi Angusto

Scotland, Veneto, Lombardy, Catalonia… these are all EU regions demanding greater self-government, in some cases including independence from their home s...   [ continue reading...]

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"Germany’s Dangerous Obsession" by Jean Pisani-Ferry

As Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), seek to form an unprecedented “Jamaic...   [ continue reading...]

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"EU Social Pillar: A (Potential) New Start For Europe" by Juan Menéndez-Valdés

When EU Heads of State and Government gather in Gothenburg this week to debate fair jobs and growth, it will be the first such ‘social summit’ in 20...   [ continue reading...]

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"Reshaping Sovereignty In Catalonia And Spain: A Task For The Left" by Costas Lapavitsas

The Catalan events pose a challenge to the sovereignty of the Spanish state as well as casting light on sovereignty in the EU. At stake is a redefinition of the...   [ continue reading...]

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"Baltic Austerity And Euro Area Contagion" by Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

I lived in Riga, the Latvian capital, from 1999 to 2003 just before the Baltic States became European Union member states in 2004. EU membership was to be a tic...   [ continue reading...]

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"Why Europe Needs Civic Entrepreneurs" by Alberto Alemanno and Michael Cottakis

Europe needs a new breed of entrepreneur. Not just tech entrepreneurs who freeride on our personal data before becoming philanthropists. But civic entrepreneurs...   [ continue reading...]

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"Disunited In Diversity: How National Electoral Outcomes Harm Europe" by Rodrigo Vaz

Parties belonging to the ‘moderate’ political spectrum in today’s Europe have been claiming victory in national elections across EU countries....   [ continue reading...]

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"Cart Before The Horse: The Challenge Of The Greek Center-Left’s Open Primary" by Panagiotis Vlachos

On November 12, Greek progressives are electing a new leader through an open-to-all primary. Four parties and nine candidates are involved in the challenge. The...   [ continue reading...]

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"Links Between Austerity And Immigration, And The Power Of Information" by Simon Wren-Lewis

This discussion by Roger Scully about why people in the Welsh Valleys voted Leave is depressing although not surprising. In essence it is immigration,...   [ continue reading...]

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"The (False) Promises Of Digitalization" by Birgit Mahnkopf

We are surrounded by enthusiasts advertising a wonderful new world of “smart factories”. Among them are government representatives, business and emp...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Left-Sovereigntist Fantasy: A Response To William Mitchell And Thomas Fazi" by Andrew Watt

William Mitchell and Thomas Fazi (WM/TF) have written a piece that – under the presumptuous title of Everything You Know About Neoliberalis...   [ continue reading...]

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"Catalonia: Death Of The European Dream" by Fernando Betancor

On May 9,1950 the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed “to make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible.” His plan was to crea...   [ continue reading...]

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"The EU Should Stop Turning A Blind Eye To The Platform Economy’s Social Challenges" by Dominika Biegoń, Wolfgang Kowalsky and Joachim Schuster

Ever since the Commission declared the creation of a Digital Single Market (DSM) as a key priority of the current legislature, it has gained salience at most hi...   [ continue reading...]

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"A Federal Spain In A Federal Europe" by Guy Verhofstadt

I have always been a profound admirer of Spanish democracy, but especially since February 23, 1981. On that dramatic day, Colonel Antonio Tejero attempted a cou...   [ continue reading...]

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"China Vs. The Washington Consensus" by Adair Turner

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Xinping heartened many Western economists by committing to a “decisive role” for the market within China’s econo...   [ continue reading...]

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"Mourning Poland’s Burning Man" by Sławomir Sierakowski

Late in the afternoon on October 19, a 54-year-old man outside the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw distributed several dozen copies of a letter addresse...   [ continue reading...]

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"Examining ‘The Corbyn Effect’" by Justin Reynolds

On the eve of the British General Election last spring, the plight of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, languishing some 15% behind Theresa May’s Conser...   [ continue reading...]

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