Recovery packages must not increase social cleavages; they must help overcome them.
The chances for political renewal will depend, first and foremost, on the degree to which governments are dealing effectively with the post-pandemic economic recovery. If different industries and social groups do not benefit equally from recovery measures this can accelerate centrifugal forces in society. Recovery packages must not increase social cleavages; they must help overcome them. At the same time, they have to address the topics that will determine our future: climate change, digitalisation, education, etc.
What do national recovery packages have to look like and how do they have to be implemented in order to count as progressive?
What kind of political leadership does it take to bring about progressive recovery packages?