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Health, inequality and democracy in the light of the Corona crisis

By Gabor Scheiring / 23 April, 2020

The first phase of the battle against the coronavirus is getting close to its end. However, as John Maynard Keynes warned, it is not enough to win the war but we need to win the peace too. Already before the current one, Europe was facing a multiplicity of crises, each...

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Jair Bolsonaro, a challenge for the European Union

By Elena Lazarou / 8 January, 2019

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 based his campaign on security-driven nationalistic discourse combined with a rejection of the so...

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10 points of reference for a progressive narrative on migration

By FEPS / 12 December, 2018

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted by UN Member States, in Marrakesh, Morocco, December 2018 is an unprecedented progressive frame for a top-down and also a bottom-up approach on Migration.   Considering the growing anti-migration and xenophobic sentiments that are spreading in Europe and elsewhere, as...

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Why we need a Global Compact on Migration

By Guy S Goodwin-Gill / 12 December, 2018

We need a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration because we believe in order, and not chaos. . People will not stop moving between States. This is what they have done since time immemorial, since before ever there were States. Some will be refugees, many will be in...

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Why not to sign the Global Compact given it addresses a crucial need?

By Anna Elisabetta Galeotti / 12 December, 2018

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. It turns out that there are no good reasons not to subscribe the GC,...

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Migration: there are alternatives!

By Catherine Woollard / 10 December, 2018

The FEPS publication “Prioritising people: a progressive narrative on migration”, presented at the United for Migration conference in New York in September, as well as the discussions and events around the presentation, demonstrate that there are alternatives to the negative and defeatist approach to migration that dominates the European political...

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Elections in Brazil: Some Reflections on the implications for relations with the EU

By Celso Amorim / 9 November, 2018

Optimistically, one might be tempted to think that, once the elections were over and victory assured, attitudes and declarations would become more rational and realistic. So far it has not been the case. Threats against persons and social movements continue to be made by the new elected President and his...

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Luca Jahier : “Younger generations need to dare to change the world”.

By Alexander Damiano Ricci / 23 October, 2018

Luca Jahier was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in April 2018. As part of his strategy for the EESC and the EU, Jahier put to the fore the concept of “rEUneissance”. Meanwhile, however, Eurosceptic forces continue to score among the electorates of Member States. In...

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For a European “social cities” policy!

By Christophe Rouillon / 26 June, 2018

Calls for a (more) social Europe are part of European social democracy’s DNA, and will certainly be top of the agenda in the 2019 European election campaign. The call for a “social progress protocol”, building on the European Pillar of Social Rights adopted in November 2017, will feature prominently in...

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Why must the EU avoid ignoring the cities and regions?

By Karl-Heinz Lambertz / 26 June, 2018

Europe faces great challenges and the cities and regions are often on the front line. Take the migrant crisis for example: on the ground, it is the cities and regions that must organize the initial response. In Catania, Athens, the Greek Islands and many other areas and countries, local and...

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