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Briefing: Slavenka Drakulić on the Eastern European exodus

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Eastern Europe is depopulating at high speed, and, if the current trend goes on, there will be no-one to care for the elderly, says Croatian columnist Slavenka Drakulić in this piece she wrote especially for us.

Meanwhile, notes Karola Klatt, the gig economy that has contributed to the recent fall in unemployment in most industrialised countries has led to the emergence of a growing army of digital-day laborers who have no fixed income and do not make provisions for sickness, unemployment and old age. We also took the time to ask Jason Walsh to give his analysis of the election results in Ireland, and to relay a new call for citizens to be involved in the Conference on the Future of Europe due to begin in the spring. Finally, what if a European Republic was to begin in the former Grand Duchy of Tuscany? Check out what happened last weekend near Florence.

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