Ania Skrzypek spoke to the former Polish president about the crisis in Belarus and the response of the European Union.
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With the resurgence of racism and discrimination across Europe, combating it requires urgent action, not just noble words.
With the federal government now perceived as mishandling the pandemic and corruption tainting the CDU, the autumn Bundestag election is one to watch.
For Viktor Orbán, the pandemic has offered an opportunity to undermine the European Union and curry favour with Hungary’s authoritarian allies.
As the UN Commission on the Status of Women convenes, social-democratic ministers for gender equality call on Europe to unite for women’s rights.
Paul Mason finds in the UK’s foreign and defence review a wilful refusal of its natural European engagement.
The right question to ask is not if inequality threatens democracy but which inequalities matter.
The best-governed industrialised countries were better prepared for the pandemic shock. But even the best are not ready for what is to come.
A ‘socio-ecological contract’ has emerged as a way to conceive the transitions needed to steer out of today’s crises to safer harbour. What does it entail?
In drafting a law regulating supply chains Germany surrendered to the business lobby. The EU must not do the same.
Myanmar is a test case for engaged global companies’ commitments to due diligence. They must act to ensure suppression does not prevail.
Today’s protest movement has a charismatic and sympathetic leader but Putin has spent the last decade consolidating a police state.
Europe needs to step up its fight against money-laundering.
US political dysfunctionality is put down to partisanship and polarisation. But Sheri Berman argues it’s the issue agenda that counts.
Joe Biden was the most pro-labour presidential nominee in years. But he’s fighting a pandemic and faces the antiquated US political system.
The treaty requirement that EU legislation on taxation of multinationals enjoys member-state unanimity need not block progress towards harmonisation.
The pandemic has created a huge opportunity to restore mission-driven governance in the public interest.
The pandemic provides no excuse for inaction by the European Commission on gender pay transparency. It should be the incentive.