Weronika Grzebalska argues that Lukashenka’s thrashing around in eastern Europe forces progressives to offer a positive alternative on security.
Recent headlines make it seem an inauspicious moment for a progressive transatlantic political alliance—yet this couldn’t be more urgent.
Left governments adopted more conservative fiscal policies than right governments in recent crises. They have dire electoral consequences.
Sheri Berman argues that post-communist left embrace of economic as well as political liberalism allowed populists to target the latter.
Major cities in central and eastern Europe have elected liberal mayors. But socially conservative attitudes are unlikely to shift at national level.
The Turkish president no doubt thinks his decision to de-ratify the Istanbul convention is irreversible. The main opposition party disagrees.
The Swedish social-democrat leader, shortly to step down, didn’t buckle under pressure despite a slender parliamentary hold.
Record spending by technology companies lobbying the EU represents a democratic problem.
The perfect storm of Covid-19 and climate change, and resulting economic damage, will likely trigger much more social and political instability.
‘Surveillance capitalism’ can only be regulated on at least a European scale—and the mood for change is growing.
While exposing and exacerbating longstanding inequalities, the pandemic has given rise to a wealth of promising local initiatives.
Right-wing, conservative and nationalist magazines were the primary beneficiaries of funds recently allocated by the country’s Ministry of Culture.
The author of a report to the Council of Europe elaborates how representation gaps can be closed so politics is refreshed and reflects wider society.
If the pitfalls of the last attempted transatlantic trade deal are avoided, this could be a vehicle for improving standards.
In theory, the Biden administration and the EU can collaborate to end multinational tax abuse. In practice, it’s not that simple.
Big Pharma has not been the real innovator in the fight against the pandemic and intellectual property rights must be reshaped to restore fairness.
Branko Milanovic sets out an agenda for global progressives in the 21st century.
The European Union is often criticised as ‘technocratic’. Actually the problem is how business lobbies are seen as ‘neutral’ voices on deeply political issues.
It’s a lot easier to ignore the plight of the refugees at Europe’s borders if one doesn’t hear their stories.
Last week the European Parliament endorsed a report by the author on enhancing civic participation in the deliberations of the union.
Recognition of the EU’s gravitational pull on ‘global Britain’—and so any rapprochement—will take many years.