Ana and Lucas speak today with our team’s specialists on the things that bring quality of life to Europeans - jobs, industry and the welfare state.
Coming from North Macedonia, Kristijan Fidanovski has a keen interest in the intersection between social policy and EU enlargement, whereas Guillaume Paugam joins us immediately after a stint at the European Commission. Our polls found that 71% of Europeans believe the state should give all citizens a basic income. Which institutions should be responsible for social policy? Should we consider a European welfare state to be an oxymoron? For young Europeans, how do social agendas sit next to the urgency of climate action? This episode was hosted by Ana Martins and Lucas Tse, and edited by Billy Craigan. Huge thanks to the Europe’s Stories team. ‘To view the show notes and to find more information about The Europe’s Stories Podcast, check out europeanmoments.com/podcast.'