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Structural reforms are back. Call the cops!

By Bob Hancké, LSE Judging by the recent economic news, the real culprits in the crisis have finally been identified. In Italy, Matteo Renzi is putting a lot of his political capital in a labour market reform bill. In Frankfurt, Brussels and a few other important places in Europe, the ECB’s Mario Draghi, ‘senior’ Commission officials and captains of industry […]

Social imbalances – what’s on the Commission’s mind?

By Steve Coulter, LSE

Laszlo Andor, the EU’s Commissioner for Employment, recently spoke to the Hans Boeckler Stiftung on how to tackle social imbalances in Europe. Andor, generally seen as a friend of the European labour movement, made a couple of interesting points. He pointed out that national divergences in poverty within the Eurozone had sharpened considerably since 2007, with data […]