International Women’s Day falls in the shadow of a pandemic which has hit women hard around the world.
Kate Pickett contends in a new Social Europe column that inequalities go together—and so their opponents shouldn’t get drawn into rivalry.
Rather than public institutions being limited to fixing market failures, organisations such as the BBC are also market shapers.
The stigma attached to democratic EU regulation by the ‘one in, one out’ approach must be replaced by a positive commitment to the common good.
The Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights could lead to a profound shift in the enjoyment of human rights in the EU.
Buffeted by the pandemic and by populism, the EU needs the European Pillar of Social Rights to become a solid anchor of security for all.
International co-operation is vital to make vaccination, as a public good, available to all.
New research from anti-extremism charities reveals ‘unexpected patterns’ of opinions towards feminism across Europe.
The row over the EU introducing vaccine export controls has occluded its rejection of a temporary waiver on intellectual property rights.
The European Year of Rail can support the Green Deal and sustainable recovery. Europe needs more international trains with easier booking.
The attack on the US Capitol revealed the dangers of Big Tech media platforms—but envisaged EU competition laws won’t fix them.
The pandemic has highlighted a longer-term failure adequately to address the working conditions of cultural professionals in Europe.
School closures during the pandemic have hit socially excluded students hard. The EU needs to ensure every child can reach their potential.
A strengthened European Youth Guarantee allows member states to tackle rising youth unemployment—Eurostat figures show that’s urgent.
Solidarity in health has never been so urgent or imperative—a European Health Union would be its ideal expression.
For all the hope spurred by the efficacy announcements of multiple Covid-19 vaccine candidates, national and private interests are trumping health justice.
The language of the Brexit stand-off is of a ‘level playing-field’ versus ‘sovereignty’. But beneath that, it’s about divergent social models.
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted how the welfare state of the future must be built on an ethic of care rather than self-interest.
The pandemic has reinforced the case for egalitarianism to define the ethos of the welfare state.
With a Digital Services Act in the offing, regulation of platforms can make public-interest journalism sustainable again.
The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of social protection, especially in the developing world. A new global fund is needed—and it’s affordable.