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The End of ECB’s Quantitative Easing – what next?

Since 2015, the macroeconomy of the eurozone has been influenced by the implementation of Quantitative Easing by the European Central Bank. In December 2018, the ECB’s QE is coming to an end, but concerns remain about ...
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Normalisation of the ECB’s monetary policy is timely

The European Central Bank (ECB) is due to end its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme at the end of the year. The step has been announced for a long time; it should not lead to instability. If ...
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All Bolsonaro’s Men

The election of Jair Bolsonaro is a product of the crisis and the perception of the population regarding corruption. However, its support base is heterogeneous and contradictory, which puts Brazil in even greater uncertainty.   Brazil ...
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The future of the left in Brazil

The recent elections in Brazil took place against the background of a widespread anti-politics, anti-PT and anti-system feeling. In this particular context, Jair Bolsonaro manage to style himself as a anti-system maverik candidate - while he ...
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Jair Bolsonaro, a challenge for the European Union

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as the next President of Brazil is the latest in a series of victories for right-wing populist candidates across the world. Like many of the leaders he is compared to, Bolsonaro ...
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Resist the ‘Zeitgeist’

The Left is in crisis. Specifically the left parties are in crisis. It's mostly parties that have stopped resisting, parties that gave in to a neoliberal 'Zeitgeist'. We need to see them fighting again.   We ...
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Changing the paradigm to change the future

Few months ahead of the European elections, our battle for a radically different Europe is on. This is an existential fight. Only if the EU changes fundamentally and embarks on the transition to a sustainable society ...
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Equality and social justice in Europe: time for renewal

The independent Commission on Sustainable Equality includes a strong focus on social justice, and calls for a renewal of European policy, with bold policy proposals to address inequalities and improve the wellbeing of all citizens.   ...
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Regulating global capitalism and re-establishing solidarity in Europe

Economic neoliberalism is pushing Europe towards political illiberalism. Social democracy was powerless to stop it. By combining intergovernmentalism and neoliberalism, the EU is rendering itself powerless and creating inequalities. It is also endangering European democracy and ...
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“WHAT IS TO BE DONE”

Social Democrats have been sliding into the neoliberal trap - and lost many voters on the way. But there are answers to the question, 'what is to be done': facing electoral realities, renouncing neo-liberalism and going ...
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Democracy and citizens’ expectations

The Social Democratic parties are the leading political force in the fight against the enemies of democracy because the success of a political system is measured by its capacity to meet the expectations of its citizens, ...
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Why not to sign the Global Compact given it addresses a crucial need?

I present three strong considerations, based on facts, in favor of the Global Compact, stressing that it is a document providing guidelines and principles, not specific regulations and policies left to the sovereign decision of states. ...