The US has joined the EU in committing to net-zero emissions by 2050—and the latter to 55 per cent net lower emissions by 2030. Scientists fear the ‘net’ could, once more, displace urgency.
Jayati Ghosh explains why more than a third of a million Covid-19 cases are being reported in India daily—and what that says about our world.
A European wealth tax could be a ‘win-win’ strategy for reducing extreme wealth inequality and funding the recovery from the pandemic.
Legal victories for workers against platform corporations remain partial and limited in the absence of legislative and institutional change.
The proposal to cancel ECB-held sovereign debt is not the best riposte to the looming renewal of austerity.
Kate Pickett contends in a new Social Europe column that inequalities go together—and so their opponents shouldn’t get drawn into rivalry.
New research from anti-extremism charities reveals ‘unexpected patterns’ of opinions towards feminism across Europe.
Germany’s sustained current-account surplus is not only bad for others in Europe and beyond—it is bad for almost all Germans too.
The row over the EU introducing vaccine export controls has occluded its rejection of a temporary waiver on intellectual property rights.
Last year’s agreement on an EU recovery package was widely celebrated. This year its inadequacy will sink in.
The Supreme Court has modified its jurisprudence on subcontracting, limiting the scope for abuse of temporary contracts.
Paul Mason writes that a Biden US presidency allied to an EU pursuing ‘strategic autonomy’ leaves a ‘sovereign’ UK with a bit-part role.
Thomas Piketty tells Robin Wilson how wealth and power can be transferred from capital to workers and citizens.
A window of opportunity has opened up to utilise EU law on health and safety to advance the rights of ‘gig’ workers in domestic courts.
We can’t go back to a world without labour platforms, so their proprietary digital infrastructure must be recreated as a public good.
Standard employment is not simply being replaced by non-standard work. But work is becoming more diverse and policy must accordingly become more tailored.
While some talk of ‘deglobalisation’, Branko Milanovic argues that the pandemic will push forward the globalisation of labour.
Postwar global progress has hinged on a transatlantic alliance of progressive parties. The election in the United States potentially opens a new chapter.
For all the hope spurred by the efficacy announcements of multiple Covid-19 vaccine candidates, national and private interests are trumping health justice.
Adam Tooze argues that the frail eurozone recovery hinges entirely on its guarantee by the European Central Bank.
Karin Pettersson argues that far from history ‘ending’ in 1989 it has returned, with a vengeance, due to the very deregulation its trumpeters embraced.