The COVID-19 welfare wake-up call
The coronavirus pandemic hit when the world was still reeling from the Great Recession, delivering a serious blow to economies everywhere. Will European welfare states be able to absorb this new shock? Anton Hemerijck and Robin Huguenot-Noel urge welfare states to consider long-term objectives for greater resilience to short-term crises.
Frugals vs. friends of cohesion: The difficult negotiations on the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework
In the wake of the recent and rather fruitless Multiannual Financial Framework summit earlier this month, Lucas Schramm, EUI Ph.D. Researcher in Political and Social Sciences, analyses the difficult EU budget negotiations and argues that richer member states should be prepared to shoulder more of the costs in 2021-2027.