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The Battle for Brussels

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  1. Kemal Derviş Kemal Derviş ,
  2. Mary Fitzgerald Mary Fitzgerald ,
  3. Daniel Gros Daniel Gros ,
  4. Zaki Laïdi Zaki Laïdi ,
  5. Mark Leonard Mark Leonard ,
  6. Yves Leterme Yves Leterme ,
  7. Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron ,
  8. Silvia Merler Silvia Merler ,
  9. Simone Tagliapietra Simone Tagliapietra ,
  10. Alessio Terzi Alessio Terzi ,
  11. Sam van der Staak Sam van der Staak

This month’s European Parliament election is widely viewed as a turning point that will decide the European Union’s fate. But even if Europe is spared large gains by disruptive populist forces, it won’t be out of the woods.

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What Do Workers Need?

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  1. Daron Acemoglu,
  2. Dalia Marin,
  3. Lenny Mendonca,
  4. Jim O'Neill,
  5. Dani Rodrik,
  6. Charles Sabel,
  7. Laura Tyson

Even before the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent tepid recovery in most countries, working hard no longer guaranteed a middle-class life in the developed economies. A decade later, with many countries’ political stability at stake, restoring the conditions for broadly shared prosperity has become an urgent priority.

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