About: Solidarity

EU Elections 2019 09-05-2019

9 May 2019 and our hour of responsibility

In the face of populism, and in the run-up to the EU elections, European leaders need to explain to the citizens the many good things the European Union has achieved collectively, writes Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2017

European Solidarity Corps caught in contradictions

In September 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly announced the creation of a European Solidarity Corps. A welcome proposal, but it has been hijacked for enhancing employability instead of focusing on personal development, writes Florian Sanden.
Central Europe 03-02-2017

‘Divided we stand, divided we fall’

Poland is being made great again, rising from its knees. America first, Poland second. So, logically, it needs a great capital city. And as its government moves effectively from word to deeds, a proper legal act has been proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Future EU 15-09-2016

What future for Europe?

One of the European Union’s main problems is that we are not sure what it actually is. Žiga Turk asks, is it a free trade area, a giant NGO based in Brussels to do good for Europe and the World, or perhaps a country in the making?
Brexit 23-10-2015

The UK’s EU debate: We must do better

The Brexit debate needs to take place on a more informed level. The central question should be whether today’s EU can protect its founding values of reconciliation, peace-making, neighbourliness and solidarity, writes Robert Innes.
Global Europe 22-10-2015

Hungary shows EU aid does not ‘buy’ solidarity for refugees

Neither financial aid nor economic strength may be sufficient to foment solidarity in tackling the refugee crisis, writes Solon Ardittis.  
Euro & Finance 05-08-2015

The European fairy-tale is over, but the story continues

If we are to believe the stock markets, all is well in Europe. But markets are in danger of underestimating looming perils such as populism, a Brexit, German dominance and weakening European power, writes Andy Langenkamp.
Competition 07-05-2015

Seven questions and three recommendations about TTIP

TTIP is currently “too big to fly”. Pierre Defraigne offered his vision for the future of TTIP in a speech to the European Business summit.

Inequality and the already close-to-be-missed last chance of Mr Juncker

Growing inequalities unravel solidarity ties between people and the Commission has a role to play  by setting the right standards and incentives in order to reverse the trend, writes Philippe Lamberts
Euro & Finance 20-02-2015

Mr Juncker has forgotten the social dimension in the EMU paper

The Commission must counterbalance the one-sided Economic Governance approach and put solidarity back at the heart of it, writes Conny Reuter.
EU Priorities 2020 22-11-2012

Rising poverty and unemployment: Discarded priorities of the EU budget

After more than two years of campaigning for a social pillar in the EU budget, the proposals made last week are extremely disappointing and worrying, writes Pierre Baussand.
Regional Policy 09-06-2011

Future cohesion policy: The basis of EU’s competitiveness

Romanian centre-right MEP Petru Constantin Luhan argues that cohesion funds, distributed on the basis of a region's lower GDP per head, should continue to be used to promote solidarity and competitiveness within the EU.
Regional Policy 28-07-2010

Europe’s federalism debate revived

As eurozone ministers reflect on how to rebuild economic governance in the wake of the Greek crisis, Jean Pisani-Ferry explores the debate on fiscal federalism and urges policymakers to clearly define options for better coordination.
Future EU 08-07-2010

The European Union’s solidarity clause: Empty letter or effective tool?

Over seven months since the EU's Lisbon Treaty was ratified, the meaning of its 'Solidarity Clause' remains open to interpretation, write Sara Myrdal and Mark Rhinard of the Swedish Institute for International Affairs.

Discomfort of strangers

The author of this essay, David Goodhart, analyses the tensions between the values of solidarity and diversity.

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