The French president has made ‘sovereignty’ a buzzword. Yet corporations seem to enjoy more than citizens.
The French EU presidency provides an opportunity to advance a ‘developmentalist’ strategy for the green transition.
Denying vaccination to Africa was always bound to rebound on the global north.
Progressive ideas can prevail in a democracy, Sheri Berman writes—but only if they are pitched in universal terms.
What is Russia up to, at the Ukraine border and beyond? It takes a gender lens to see.
With still fewer than 50 fatalities, there is much to learn from how New Zealand’s Labour government has handled the pandemic.
Poland’s ruling nationalists aren’t having it all their own way. The opposition needs more external recognition.
Citizens must have access to information to engage with the democratic life of the union, the European ombudsman argues.
More than profound changes to German citizenship laws will be needed to render a diverse society harmonious.
Branko Milanovic contends that last week’s US-convened Summit for Democracy could only exacerbate geopolitical divides.
On Human Rights Day, the world looks a lot different through a lens of social and economic rights.
Many have lost all trust in politics, Robert Misik writes. The protests against vaccination and anti-virus rules however turn this into madness.
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.