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Trade requires rules

By Ann Linde / 21 September, 2016

Globalisation is not a destiny to which we must yield without question. It can be shaped – in a social, democratic and sustainable way. Globalisation is an opportunity. We are aware of this especially in Sweden and Germany. As members of the EU, we take advantage of open borders, exchange and trade....

On the Campaign Trail

By Ken Gude / 14 September, 2016

The 2016 US presidential campaign has entered the home stretch with Hillary Clinton holding a meaningful lead over Donald Trump both nationally and in the battleground states. Trump has defied expectations both that he would pivot away from the incendiary rhetoric, xenophobic policies, and litany of personal insults that dominated...

US Elections: The Post-Policy Campaign

By Ken Gude / 14 September, 2016

One thing about this election campaign is clear: the policy positions of the candidates are practically irrelevant. That’s not to claim that candidates’ policy positions have been the driving feature of previous campaigns—no one ever won the presidency because he had a five-point plan to fix this or that problem. There...

Launch of the magazine

By Ernst Stetter / 11 July, 2016

Download the German press release At a time when many turn their back on the European Union, progressive European think-tank FEPS looks towards the future with the launch on the 25th of May 2016 of a new European and progressive magazine, “THE PROGRESSIVE POST”. Published in three languages, French, English...

Millennials and the 2016 Election

By Ken Gude / 10 June, 2016

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory. It has directly borne more of the costs of its education that previous generations and has suffered greatly...

State of the Race: The General Election Begins

By Ken Gude / 10 June, 2016

The Democratic primary is finally over. Hillary Clinton won decisively in California and New Jersey and took two of the other three contests on the last meaningful day of the Democratic primary, losing only the very low turnout North Dakota caucus. She has clinched the majority of pledged delegates by...

Millennial Dialogue

By Massimo D’Alema / 24 May, 2016

Engaging and creating a better understanding of the priorities and values of millennials   with the most comprehensive and far-reaching international survey of millennials ever taken… It is a well-known fact that journalistic diagnoses often depict young people as lazy, apathetic and politically disengaged. Generally, young people are also absent within...

Race, Religion and other social issues in the 2016 campaign

By Ken Gude / 24 May, 2016

Donald Trump has dominated this campaign since his announcement speech in which he labelled Mexican immigrants to the United States as criminals and rapists that were bringing drugs across the border. Since then he has repeatedly proposed banning all non-American Muslims from entering the United States as a response to...

Inequality, wealth, and capital

By Joseph Stiglitz / 30 January, 2014

Inequality has become one of the major debating points among economists—not a surprise given the large increase in inequality over the past 35 years. What are the reasons that the rich are getting richer and what impact does this have on the rest of society? What can we do about...

We are Norway

By Jens Stolenberg / 30 July, 2011

The mass murder in Norway was an attack on all those who value freedom and democracy – and we can all learn from this terrible event, says former prime minister of Norway. My friends in the social democratic parties across Europe have always been a great inspiration for me. We...

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