Progressive Economic Policy for Europe

30.06.2020 | Wirtschaft | Finanzen

A Europe of Solidarity

by Norbert Walter-Borjans and Gustav Horn

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Editorial Board

Division for Economic and Social Policy

Dr. Andrä Gärber
Sina Dürrenfeldt
Max Ostermayer
Dr. Robert Philipps
Markus Schreyer

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Further Contributions

09.07.2020 | Gewerkschaften national | International Trade Union Policy

Solidarity Means Mutual Support – What We Need for a Progressive Economic Policy for Europe

by Reiner Hoffmann and Andreas Botsch

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07.07.2020 | Wirtschaft

Come On, Let’s Found a European State! The Role of European Citizens in the EU

by Ulrike Guérot

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About this Blog

As was the case with the all-too-recent financial, economic and euro crisis, the current corona crisis shows that, for Germany and Europe, both stable and economically, environmentally, socially and fiscally sustainable economic development remains a distant goal. On top of this come the yet-to-be unresolved challenges thrown up by various megatrends that have been around for a long time: climate change, digitalisation, demographic change, increasing economic and social inequality and globalisation.

In this blog series, we aim to support the German Council presidency with progressive ideas and arguments in the field of economic policy and demonstrate how economically, environmentally, socially and fiscally more sustainable economic development can be achieved in Germany and Europe – from a progressive perspective. Expectations of Germany’s Council presidency were already high, but the outbreak of the corona crisis has taken them to another level. 

We’ll investigate visions of the future of the EU, the hoped-for Green New Deal and Europe’s vital social dimension. We’ll take a look at various policy areas: from fiscal, monetary and tax policy, through social and climate policy, and competition and trade policy, to industrial, technology and innovation policy. What negative developments have we seen? How can they be corrected? What economic-policy measures are appropriate? What do we need to learn from experiences during the corona crisis?

Besides the contributions by English-speaking authors selected blog contributions by German authors will be translated into English.

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