Tackling Inequality in the EU: The New Foundation for a Green and Social Europe

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May 2019


1st Paragraph: Europe is in turmoil, with European Union leaders struggling to respond to the political and economic fall out of the no-deal Brexit, the threat of another financial crisis and various political fissures exposed by immigration and Yellow vests protests. So far, the nativist right wing has best exploited these dynamics on both sides of the Atlantic. Right-wing populists in Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and Poland have all argued that European integration has undermined national sovereignty while mainly advancing the economic interests of transnational elites.