Social investment now

Welfare state expert Anton Hemerijck argues that domestic spending on human capital initiatives such as training and lifelong education should be exempt from the fiscal rules of Europe’s Stability and Growth Pact.

Waking up to social Europe

Political scientists Ellen Immergut and Andra Roescu argue that the emphasis in the last European elections on big issues such as terrorism, the environment and immigration drew attention away from what is salient for most voters: a social Europe

Fiscal councils: A weapon against populism?

Recent EUI graduate and political scientist Tobias Tesche argues that non-partisan fiscal councils provide greater transparency on fiscal policy, strengthen EMU governance and reign in populist tendencies.

The Global Compact on Migration: From Ideals to Reality

In this post, Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin argue that the recent Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted by 164 of the UN’s 193 member states in December 2018, is too distanced from labour market realities to effectively improve labour migration governance.