The COVID-19 crisis has suddenly reopened the long-standing controversy over solidarity between countries within the EU. As it was during the Great Recession, the rift between "frugal" and "spendthrift" member states has resurfaced, creating a challenge to address the COVID-19 emergency as a pan-European emergency. How can we escape this trap?
The Political Visions section collects theoretical and philosophical insights into the idea of Social Europe. It offers different perspectives concerning the values that should shape the European Union, providing conceptual and normative tools to assess current European institutions and practices, and to foster European integration.