social Europe

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