About Wolfgang Kowalsky

Wolfgang Kowalsky is a policy adviser working in the trade union movement in Brussels.

Articles by Wolfgang Kowalsky

This week's editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The European Union's social failure

During the current economic crisis, the European Union has focused its efforts on building a financial union – while making next to zero progress on a political or social one. If there is really no alternative on the table, then democracy becomes a façade (“Fassadendemokratie”).

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