While the liberal-centrists style themselves as a progressive bulwark against populist-nativism, they have yet to develop a united vision for the future of European cooperation.
Has rising inequality in Europe led to the public’s declining support for democracy and its increasing attraction to nationalist-populist leaders?
In Europe, there is a missing link between economic governance and social issues. The EU must account for the changing nature of work and what it does to political representation.
The next EP elections will likely end big party dominance and create genuine democratic space. But, ultimately, the functioning of the EU hinges on the success of the populist radical right.
To solve the challenges of the twenty-first century, people must be involved in shaping the policies that affect their lives. Europe could and should become a leader in promoting and realizing this change.
While the EU is absolutely right to be taking steps to limit the power of the tech giants, it is remiss in neglecting the benefits of digital democracy.
Bottom-up citizen interest in more direct forms of political control is a genie that cannot easily be put back into a bottle. Across Europe, direct democracy needs to be improved rather than suppressed.
For almost three years, Poland has backtracked on the rule of law. The EU needs a comprehensive strategy to make the Polish public more resilient to the government’s populist narrative
The EU needs to develop a far wider internal democracy strategy if it is to have any hope of unblocking Europe’s authoritarian trends.