Romania’s corrupt political elite is trying to get rid of the National Anticorruption Directorate’s chief prosecutor and her deputy. The reason: they are doing their job and investigating, arresting, and convicting leading politicians. Should the governments of Poland or Hungary do the same, there would be an outcry by EU politicians and corporate media, but Romania is a good EU vassal state and does what it is told.
In today’s Germany, Wolfgang Streeck argues, politicians laud “Europe” — while quietly using EU structures to advance German national interests. Read here
“Europe’s problem is the German élite’s mindset, informed by a mercantilist model that insists on domestic wage and fiscal moderation.” Read here
Pod črto – Working on the edge of poverty: Slovenia’s self-inflicted wound over labour market reform
The gig economy takes on many forms. The result is always the same: precarious jobs. Slovenia has its own innovation, subsidised by the EU. Read here