What Europe should stand for, but does not

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The Progressive Economy project, which is an initiative supported by the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (who gave funded work I have undertaken) have issued a new 'Call for Change' endorsed by a group of eminent academics.

I have not read it all as yet, but I felt this paragraph from the introduction more than worthy of being shared:

Europe needs to stand for sustainable growth, quality jobs, fairly shared prosperity and an equal opportunity for all children, regardless of nationality, inspired by a new egalitarian ideal. Today, it stands for none of these.

How true.

And somewhat reminiscent of concerns I shared in the last week.

It is time for change.

PS: Have now read whole thing - and very strongly recommended - what a manifesto should be