Ania Skrzypek

Ania Skrzypek, (Skrzypek-Claassens) is Director for Research and Training at the Foundations for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). She holds Ph.D. cum laude in political sciences from the University of Warsaw, which degree she obtained for her thesis “Cooperation of the socialist and social democratic parties in uniting Europe. From Liaison Bureau to PES. 1957 – 2007.” (also published in book format in 2010).

A great window of opportunity for a progressive agenda in Europe

The 2019 European elections finally saw the turnout going slightly up. In parallel, Social Democrats noted an unanticipated positive result. Almost two years into the legislative period, despite the pandemic, the polls consistently show two tendencies. First, Europeans tend to be positive about the EU in numbers comparable to before the 2008 crash. Second, progressives …

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Interview with Aleksander Kwaśniewski

The former Polish president Alexander Kwaśniewski (1995-2005) has long been an advocate of regional cooperation in central and eastern Europe. During his presidency, he not only oversaw his country’s accession to the European Union (2004), but just a few months later, when the ‘Orange Revolution’ began in neighbouring Ukraine, he became a mediator there on …

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Progressive Pod on Spain Elections

In a podcast itw, Beatriz Corredor, from Pablo Iglesias Foundation offers further explanations regarding Spanish election’s outcomes and prospects for PSOE and Pedro Sanchez

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Horizons and demarcation lines

Today, the electorate is volatile, alliances are shifting, and the prophecies about the end of ideologies may have just fulfilled themselves.

President Aleksander Kwasniewski

Progressive Pod on Poland Elections

Just three days after the elections, President Aleksander Kwasniewski (in the office 1995 – 2005) shares with us his insights of the campaign.

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Dare to hope, Progressive Europe!

The country was portrayed as immensely divided, with many tensions, regarding separatists as well as an anti-democratic movement.

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