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Health, climate and economic crises have led to a further deterioration of the multilateral system. On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the Progressive Post seizes the opportunity to make proposals for reforming the multilateral architecture.

But the weakness of today's multilateralism further exposes the contradictions that are baked into the capitalist system too. This edition also explores a world beyond capitalism and gathers concrete ideas on how to initiate a profound policy-shift. 

The articles in this new issue of the Progressive Post focus on these critical questions.

Europe in 2020

The year 2020 will be recorded forever as one overshadowed by the new coronavirus. Needless to say, this was not the plan. Because there was a plan. A few of us clearly remember. The idea was that the European Union would pursue smart, sustainable and inclusive growth after the Great Recession (of 2009), and by …

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Europe’s Budget Revolution – From Covid-19 Recession to Progressive Reconstruction

The 2020 coronavirus crisis has pushed the European Union to a critical level of innovation regarding its fiscal capacity. The dogma of keeping the EU budget at around one per cent of the Gross National Income (GNI) and balancing it every year evaporated within a space of a few months. Notwithstanding some initial hesitation, the …

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Belarus’ painful path to transition

Belarus is in the deepest political crisis in its modern history. Public protests of hundreds of thousands, representing all social layers and groups, have continued for four months, and spread across the whole country. They initially erupted following the largely flawed presidential election on 9 August, in which the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide …

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Three solutions for a European climate and jobs pact

This Call is launched by over 700 leading youth climate activists, climate scientists, unionists, economists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and politicians from all 27 members States, with support from over 1 million citizens (and counting).

We need a Europe that cares and that is seen to care

Two weeks ago, the European Commission published a highly ambitious Communication on a European Health Union. There is little doubt that the EU’s role in health will increase significantly in the near future. There should not just be more Europe, but also a better Europe at play in this crucial policy domain. We need a …

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Engels

Friedrich Engels, the underestimated

Imagine there was an Oscar this year for the best supporting role in the history of ideas. And the winner would be this boy from Barmen: Friedrich Engels, the eternal second. The younger of the two “spiritual twins”. That humble gentleman who said of himself that he was only playing the ‘second fiddle’, behind the …

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