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It’s time for a European market for values!

By Marco Senatore / 24 January, 2019

A European Market for Values may be a viable option to connect individuals, firms and local communities in Europe. It would make it possible to share best practices and, more in general, choose and foster moral, organisational and cultural values.   In the current juncture, the European project can only...

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The Welfare State Revisited

By José Antonio Ocampo / 1 November, 2018

Since the 1980s, two troublesome trends have affected the world economy. The first is the fairly widespread increase in income inequality. This includes the two major economies of the world (the United States and China) but also several European countries, not to say the former communist countries, which have experienced...

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Change living conditions to counter social chauvinism

By Oliver Nachtwey / 28 October, 2018

In the early 20th century, many thought leaders of Social Democracy were convinced that “new social risks” – such as demographic change – would shape the social conflict of the future. Instead of the conflict between capital and labour, the social question would increasingly play out in conflict and problems...

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GAFAM VERSUS EUROPEAN UNION

By Laurent Alexandre / 20 June, 2018

The influence of GAFAM outside the United States is a concern for the countries of the European Union. The decision about whether or not to introduce a digital tax for countries is a heated debate among member states. However, the impact of GAFAM seems to go beyond economic aspects. Laurent...

Whistleblowing: a matter of democracy

By Anna Myers / 13 February, 2018

The EU’s credibility in protecting whistleblowers relies on aiming high and strengthening democratic accountability across EU Member States. This can only be done by understanding that whistleblowing is fundamentally linked to freedom of expression and the public’s right to know. When the Council of Europe first examined whistleblowing in 2009,...

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"I know very few whistleblowers who regret their actions and that’s the case with me."

By Antoine Deltour / 24 January, 2018

An interview with Antoine Deltour, one of the two whistleblowers who caused the “LuxLeaks” scandal and winner of the SOLIDAR Silver Rose Special Award 2018. Following his appeal, the Luxembourg Court of Cassation decided, in mid-January, to overturn his conviction, recognising his status as a whistleblower.   An opportunity to discuss...

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European Social Democracy must re-invent itself

By Martin Winkler / 3 January, 2018

Social democratic parties find themselves in a deep crisis, losing ground in setting the political agenda and organisational power, reaching an existence-threatening extent. Was the year 2000 really the end of the social democratic century just like the liberal German-British sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf predicted in his essay in 1987?  ...

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Socialist values and the EU

By Péter Balázs / 24 December, 2017

The greatest challenges of our age from a European perspective are specified and listed by the European Union or defined by its member countries in the EU context. Socialist and Democratic parties should reconsider the set of principles represented by the EU and upgrade mutual solidarity.   Social Democrats have...

social Media : Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

By Paolo Celot / 18 December, 2017

‘Fake news’ is a hot political subject, in particular given that it is frequently spread quickly via social media. In an interview with The Progressive Post, Paolo Celot, Secretary General of the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI), gives his views on the trends behind fake news, a new German...

How will Germany’s new law combat fake news and hate crime?

By Heiko Maas / 18 December, 2017

Germany has passed a new law to counter hate crime and fake news on social media networks. When users report potentially illegal content it will be up to the social media to check that content and delete it speedily if it is illegal. If they don’t comply they will face...

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