18.12.2020
The Rule of Law Compromise: The EU’s Gift to Autocrats

The German presidency has framed the EU budget deal as a success, but it is an alarming blow to the European Commission’s power to uphold the rule of law. Despite tools and sanctions being available, the Commission’s failure to act swiftly and decisively enough has emboldened autocratic leaders within the EU’s own borders.

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30.11.2020
Looking to the Future: Public Health and a Green Recovery

We spoke to Petra De Sutter, Belgian deputy prime minister and minister for the civil service and public enterprises, about the future of health systems and European cooperation.

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24.09.2020
Taking Back Control: The Future of Public Services

Contrary to decades of received wisdom, reversing privatisation can result in more accessible, accountable and cost-effective public services.

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19.06.2020
Only Transnational Politics Can Break Europe’s Deadlock

Germany has shifted its position to unlock the route to an EU recovery fund. But Europe still needs a political alternative to inter-governmental deadlock.

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16.04.2020
Resilience Under Shock: Time for a Paradigm Shift

Faced with the systemic shock of the coronavirus crisis, the guiding principle for recovery should be resilience.

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11.03.2020
Notes from a New Europe

What if the Green Wave of 2019 kept on going? What if the Greens become a major player in political majorities?

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09.12.2019
Who Needs 5G in Malta?

Writing from Malta, Michele Kipiel argues that a democratic debate over what 5G technology is for and who controls it is both vital and urgent.

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28.11.2019
Bringing Europe Down to Earth

Bruno Latour emphasises the need for a politics of the living, that moves from this European-invented space to the tangible space that he calls “dwelling place”.

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08.11.2019
Europe and the Western Balkans: Dull Reality and Unrealistic Expectations

An analysis of how and why the EU accession process for the Western Balkans seems to be going nowhere, and what this might mean for the region.

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17.10.2019
The European Union, a New Basis for Common Security

Against a backdrop of increasing instability, the EU must define a common security and defence doctrine which confronts the question of nuclear deterrence to ensure its strategic autonomy.

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