It is widely believed that migrants have displaced indigenous workers—but it’s false.
The failure of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a government after the elections a month ago came as a shock for many observers. What has happened to the “leader of the Western World”? Is German power on its “way out”? This perception is wrong. Merkel has never been as strong and successful as […]
“If this is Europe, forget it“. With these words Matteo Renzi shamed his colleagues at the European Council meeting last week. I understand his frustration. After inhumanly treating refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, we now witness the breakdown of the Euro talks. But we must not forget what Europe stands for. I have never been […]
Europe’s citizens are torn between the European integration project, which requires market liberalization and competition rules promising greater welfare, and national welfare states, which are the framework for redistributive policies and provide social protection. Yet, the European Union is not averse to social welfare. The European model aims for “a highly competitive social market economy” […]