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Increase quality to boost competitiveness – don’t cut wages

By Marta Pilati / 19 March, 2019

Regaining export competitiveness through reduction of production costs, – that is mainly by cutting wages – is socially painful and potentially ineffective. Focussing on higher added-value products and better quality is the way to a sustainable long-term strategy to become more competitive on the global market.   In some cases,...


Eurozone: end austerity, increase wages and promote jobs!

By Jayati Ghosh / 18 March, 2019

The Eurozone’s problems seem almost impossible to solve within the existing legal arrangements. And increasingly less so, given the growing angry and nationalistic forces. Is there any way out of the mess without a disorderly exit of one or more of its members and even a possible collapse of the...

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Is India changing? Politics and jobs ahead of the 2019 general elections

By Sabina Dewan / 15 March, 2019

Indians are optimistic. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2017 Global Attitudes Survey, three out of four Indians believe that “when children today in India grow up, they will be better off financially than their parents.” Much of this optimism is linked to the world’s largest democracy enjoying 7 percent...

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The face of Chile’s Right: Piñera’s first year in government

By Maya Fernandez / 8 March, 2019

Sebastián Piñera won the 2017 election against diveded progressive forces that where competing with two different presidential candidates and two different parliament lists in the first round. The Right however was united, based on campaign promises answering citizens’ main concerns: more and better jobs, economic growth, protection of the middle...

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The Upcoming Israeli Election – The Continued Decline of the Social-Democrat Movement in Israel

By Roby Nathanson / 1 March, 2019

Following the unification of the two main center parties in Israel, Yesh Atid, headed by former Minister of Finanace, Yair Lapid, and Hosen Le’Israel, headed by former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, Benjamin Gantz, for the first time since 2006, it seems as if the current Prime...

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Europe, Iran and the Middle East: Squaring the circle of complexity

By Silvia Colombo / 28 February, 2019

When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal, was reached in July 2015 it was clear that this major achievement had been accomplished thanks to the fact that an important condition for Iran not seeing the nuclear issue mixed up with broader...

What are Paul Magnette’s objectives for Europe?

By Paul Magnette / 27 February, 2019

Paul Magnette outlines his four main areas of campaign: the fight against global warming, the fight against tax fraud, European migration policy, and the renewal of democracy. Four paths to follow for the European elections, exclusively for the Progressive Post.   Progressive Post: Why do you get involved in a...

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The Digital Age: A Progressive Future of Work

By Florian Ranft / 26 February, 2019

Shaping the future of work in the digital age for the benefit of society is a key task for Progressives. The challenges surrounding the fourth industrial revolution are an impetus to think comparatively, put forward an inclusive narrative, and develop a holistic policy reform agenda.   Over the past century,...

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Young women to sweep Social Democrats back in force

By Alazne Irigoien / 25 February, 2019

Standing up for young women could make a difference in the upcoming elections. Putting women and gender equality at the centre of EU politics, adopting social policies with a strong gender perspective and implementing gender balance systematically would help to achieve the objective of “a Europe of gender equality and...

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Mind the Gap: populism and gender

By Giulia Zacchia / 21 February, 2019

The challenge for Progressive forces of regaining their constituencies calls for a reinvigorated focus on social issues in order to counteract socioeconomic inequalities. Bear in mind that most citizens are women!   Since the 1990s, the gender gap in voting behaviour have been realigning in advanced industrial societies with women...