Labour’s electoral debacle, Paul Mason writes, epitomises European social democracy’s coalition-building challenge. It just doesn’t see it that way.
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Ending the pandemic requires not only an intellectual-property rights waiver but scaling up knowledge transfer and public production of vaccine supplies.
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to address how EU governance can be refitted to end the crisis of legitimacy.
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to engage to the full the diversity and dynamism of European civil society.
The vision of Europe as an autonomous global actor has much in its favour—except that we have been here before.
Those who would have to endure the consequences of Germany’s harmful fiscal restraint can be forgiven for baulking at it.
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.
Growing economic pains and a more united opposition threaten the Turkish president’s grip. His regime resorts to ever more repression.
Europe has always had its anti-enlightenment side. Northern Ireland graphically presents its extreme manifestation.
The EU’s strategic ambition must not be just to carve out a niche for itself among the major powers but to reshape global governance.
The military in Myanmar is fully aware of Europe’s response to the killing spree against democracy protesters. It is not impressed.
The Conference on the Future of Europe shouldn’t degenerate into political theatre. Politicians need to listen and give a voice to citizens.
Sheri Berman explores what the Swedish case reveals about strategies to adopt towards right-wing populist parties.
A European wealth tax could be a ‘win-win’ strategy for reducing extreme wealth inequality and funding the recovery from the pandemic.
As with immigration, radical-right and social-democratic parties are unlikely to find common ground on social policy.
Iceland enjoys the general perception of Nordic countries as well-governed democracies. Its oligarchs would prefer that that remain so.
The protocol is a small part of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement but it has enormous implications for both parties. It is imperative they tread with care.
The British Labour Party has had a tortuous time over the last decade. But there are hints of openness towards new solutions to its problems.