Magdalena Andersson has been elected the first female prime minister of Sweden. Again.
It’s time to talk about a new social contract—one that women desperately need.
Paul Mason finds the democratic world in the very disarray the authoritarian in the Kremlin has sought.
The strength of populism is its simple message that ‘the people’ are traduced by an ‘elite’ linked to ‘foreign’ interlopers. That’s also its weakness.
The left needs to rediscover the virtue of liberty.
Sheri Berman argues that democracy today faces a more insidious threat than coups d’état—slow strangulation by elected autocrats.
G20 leaders meeting in Rome must recognise that only public purpose, not private profit, can tackle interconnected global crises.
Gender Equality Week saw European Parliament committees host many events, highlighting real threats but also strong commitments.
The Hungarian opposition have united behind a conservative opponent of Viktor Orbán, ahead of parliamentary elections in the spring.
Peter Bofinger recognises the compromises necessary for a three-party government but regrets the lack of vision to face a decade of huge challenges.
In a case study of human desperation, state failure drives refugees to Cyprus, only to meet pushbacks and a numbed European conscience.
Despite the share of women and of representatives with a minority background increasing by a small margin, there is still a long way to go.
Joe Biden’s administration must deliver on sweeping new federal programmes while placating moderates who oppose radical policy measures.
Branko Milanovic argues that ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is replicating United States inequalities.
So little appears at stake in the Northern Ireland protocol yet it’s at the heart of the Brexit deadlock. But then it’s a proxy for something else.
In his first Social Europe column, Robert Misik explains how the SPD prevailed in the Bundestag elections—and what follows.
In these crisis times there is a premium on utopian thinking—but also practical proposals and the power resources to make change real.
As Czechs go to the polls, a new politics is emerging across Europe, variously populist and technocratic.
The ostensible assault on LGBT+ rights in Hungary, Poland and Russia has a very big target—anyone who signs up to universal norms.
Unregulated capitalism has always tended to monopoly. But Big Tech represents a challenge antitrust tools can’t tame.
Despite petrol shortages and empty shelves, Labour is adrift—and Johnson may press the Northern Ireland protocol nuclear button.