Month: October 2016

FEPS post summit briefing: European Council, 20-21 October 2016

  European leaders met in Brussels last week (20-21 October) to discuss the many challenges the European Union (EU) is facing today. The question of the continuing flows of migrants across the Mediterranean, the opposition from the Wallonia region of Belgium towards the EU-Canada free trade agreement and the ongoing need to promote social standards …

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Populism Report: July – September 2016

With the support of European populist parties at a standstill, this year’s general trend has continued during summer months too. However, their decelerating expansion across Europe is at best a neutral, and in no way a positive development. According to opinion polls, it seems that populist forces have managed to stabilize and consolidate their support …

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On the Campaign Trail

American presidential politics has crossed a Rubicon. In the span of 48 hours, the United States government formally accused Russia of directly interfering in the presidential election, an 11 year old video was released showing Donald Trump bragging about committing sexual assault, Trump held a media event with women who accuse Bill Clinton of sexual …

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Transparency in the EU, post-Brexit

The run-up to the vote saw the EU subject to a greater depth of scrutiny about what it actually does than ever before in its history.

A Progressive Policy for our Neighbourhoods United in Diversity

It is a paradox that our European Union, so scorned from within, especially by extremists of all backgrounds, remains a centre of peace, stability and hope that attracts human beings that flee violence and misery, and sometimes both. Given the political and economic situation in the neighbourhood of Europe, those who despair, whether they are …

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Restoring Confidence in Politics

Youth are the first group affected by the lack of access to the labour market.

Inquiry: What will the Next Leader of the Future look like?

There is a robust tension between the idea of leadership and the idea of democracy. For if the people ought to rule themselves, what room is there for representatives to shepherd them in a certain direction? So as good democrats, we should perhaps be sceptical about leadership as such. This view is widely shared among …

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Ones to Watch: Robert Biedroń

Robert Biedroń shakes up most stereotypes one would have about Poland and its politicians. He has been active in politics since the early 2000s.

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