Posts Tagged ‘Labour market policy’

Political Briefing #66/2017

On Sunday, German citizens are called to renew their national Parliament. Meanwhile in France, Macron’s labour market reform is dividing the public opinion and social partners....

Political Briefing #53/2017

On Thursday, Macron and Merkel are set to meet in Paris to discuss the prospects of European integration. This and other news about the challenges for the French government and the Greek bailout in to...

Political Briefing #46/2016

“Pursuing the debate in parliament would pose the risk of... abandoning the compromise that we have built” (Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister - explaining the government’s decision to force t...

Political Briefing #29/2016

“Either Europe’s mainstream parties [...] start thinking seriously about ways to build entirely new kinds of broad-based coalitions. Or they don’t, in which case the outcome could be real politi...

Political Briefing #64/2017

The constitutional crisis in Catalunya is making the headlines in Spain, while in France trade unions took the streets in several cities in a protest against the labour market reform....

Political Briefing #65/2016

“The Eurozone needs more solidarity and a greater boost [...] We will not make this happen through mere coordination. We need more integration concerning fiscal and social policy and an investment p...

Political Briefing #41/2016

“We benefit, though, from the single market, making our economy bigger, creating jobs and more tax revenue. We get back much more overall than we put in. I think our membership fee is worthwhile. (....

Political Briefing #32/2017

While UK elections are closing in, the refugee crisis is the focus of German and Austrian politicians. Meanwhile, the European Commission presents a proposal for a work-life balance policy....

Political Briefing #84/2016

The Greek bail-out negotiations are back under the spotlight. In other news, the Brexit debate continues to make the headlines in the UK and across Europe....

Political Briefing #56/2016

“It’s not migrants that undercut wages, but unscrupulous employers that do so. Migrant workers are often the victims of some of the worst exploitation (...) We cannot and should not want to close ...

Political Briefing #39/2016

“In order to reap the full benefits from our monetary policy measures, other policy areas must contribute much more decisively, both at the national and at the European levels”. (Mario Draghi, Pr...

Recipes for the European left

Flassbeck and Lavapitsas explain why a progressive political programme is incompatible with the current European balance of power, and why managed exit from the EU is the only option available for a L...

Political Briefing #43/2017

The economic, fiscal and monetary policies of the EU and its Member States are under the spotlight, while snap elections makes the headlines in the UK....

Political Briefing #53/2016

“I will stay the course because this is a good reform and we must go all the way to adoption … This is not the time to put the French economy in difficulty.” Francois Holland, French President...