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).

Belarus – why it is different this time?

The former Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski (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 only a few months later, when the ‘Orange Revolution’ in neighbouring Ukraine began, he became a mediator on behalf …

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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.

Poland versus the EU – another battle done, while the struggle is still far from being over…

The last summit ended with observers shaking their heads with disbelief. It was the first time in history that a single government would reject the entire document summarising the conclusions of the Council. This lonely fighter, who left the scene feeling frantic, was the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. Her fury echoed in the statement …

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