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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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After the tertiary sector, the middle class confronted with the digital sector

By Daniel Cohen / 9 November, 2017

An interview with Daniel Cohen by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive Post   Progressive Post : Does digital technology pose a threat to our society or should it be encouraged? Daniel Cohen : Both. Everyone is familiar with the concept of a connected world; we have modern phones and...

The internet and the second era of democracy

By Don Tapscott / 12 January, 2017

The rise of populist movements, most recently of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US, the decline in youth voting in OECD countries, the widespread voter cynicism about scandals from Italy to the UK, all reflect a growing crisis of legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Not since the dawn of...

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Restoring Confidence in Politics

By Anne Muxel / 5 October, 2016

The attraction of populist parties in segments of the European youth isn’t new. But in recent years it has gained momentum in many countries and has led to the consolidation of a strong electoral base. Parties that merge anti-immigration policies with a nationalist focus and an anti-establishment stance have been...

Ones to Watch: Robert Biedroń

By admin / 5 October, 2016

Robert Biedroń shakes up most stereotypes one would have about Poland and its politicians. Born in the city of Rymanów, Mr Biedroń has been active in politics since the early 2000s. His electoral victory in the October 2011 parliamentary elections meant that he was the first openly gay member of...

Youth and Right Wing Populism in Europe – a Perspective from Lower Saxony

By Birgit Honé / 5 October, 2016

“Let’s imagine we wake up one morning and realise that suddenly all people have the same skin colour and share the same religion. Without doubt, we would come up with a new prejudice by noon” wrote the German philosopher Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, in the 18th century.   The rise and...

European Democracy needs “Spitzenkandidaten” in the 2019 European Elections

By Jo Leinen / 5 October, 2016

Members of the European Parliament usually don’t vote according to their nationality, but according to the line of their respective political groups. This transnational competition between different political visions and ideas has not been presented to the electorate during the campaigns for European elections. The gap between the supranational functioning...

Analysis: The Future Starts Now! 3 Inspiring Lessons from the FEPS Millennial Dialogue

By Ania Skrzypek / 7 September, 2016

We should not expect the millennial generation to become like us – were the words of Frans Timmermans, the First Vice President of the European Commission at the opening of the FEPS 6th Call to Europe. Indeed, it is not about them conforming, but about progressives confronting the stereotypes that...

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