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Matteo Salvini, the anti-immigration storyteller of Italian politics

By Eleonora Poli / 28 October, 2018

The anti-immigration narrative is granting him even more influence. Since the results of the national election, the Lega has reached around 30% of popular support, overtaking the Five Star Movement.   As incredible as it might sound, since the March 2018 national elections, Salvini, the Secretary of the Lega and...

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European elections 2019: can the SPD recover ?

By Jana Faus / 28 October, 2018

After the SPD’s historically low result in the November 2017 federal elections, the German Social Democrats entrusted the analysis of the defeat to a commission of 5 experts, who presented their more than 100 pages strong report Aus Fehlern lernen (‘learning from errors’) to the public in June 2018. Amongst...

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Success or failure? How can Sweden Democrats benefit from the election results?

By Anna-Lena Lodenius / 27 October, 2018

How long can the other parties reject Sweden Democrats after the last Swedish election?   Sweden Democrats, SD, has always been an isolated party in Swedish politics, to a large extend due to the dark Neo-Nazi history. But SD got almost 18 per cent of the votes, a big step...

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UNited for a different European migration policy

By Ernst Stetter / 27 October, 2018

For years now, migration is on top of the political agenda – but there is still no movement towards a coherent and comprehensive European solution. We are now in a situation that every time migrants are saved from drowning at sea there is a hectic behind-the-scenes negotiation amongst heads of...

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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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A progressive roadmap towards EU 2019 elections

By Maria João Rodrigues / 2 February, 2018

Editorial from the January 2018 edition of The Progressive Post   This time things mights be different. The 2019 European elections are drawing ever closer, but, before they take place, a sequence of key, long awaited decisions might be taken and reshape the the face of the EU. The overlapping...

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Europe’s democratic deficit is anthropolitical

By Pascal Lamy / 12 July, 2017

An Interview with Pascal Lamy by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive Post, about the European Challenges. Progressive Post : Will increasing the competencies of the European institutions, such as the Commission, or indeed the creation of new bodies, for example a euro zone parliament, strengthen European democracy? Pascal Lamy...

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2019: The European Year of Faith?

By Mohamed Fahmi / 5 July, 2017

The Future of Europe was always a constant source of concern for those who put their hopes for a brighter future. Acting as if the next European elections scheduled for May 2019 will not have a crucial role for the EU would be a great mistake. The latest events showed...

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Can the next European elections actually be about choosing alternative scenarios?

By Robert Ladrech / 4 July, 2017

The short answer is ‘yes’ but this requires a fundamental shift in terms of the alignment of national policies and politics with EU policy competences. At present, in most EU Member States, European elections are considered by the mainstream parties of the centre-left and centre-right as the ‘poor cousin’ of...

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Can Progressives lead towards the establishment of a new kind of political coalition for the EU?

By Luciano Bardi / 4 July, 2017

In fully developed competitive democracies, elections generally are about choosing alternative scenarios. This being the case, ideally, European elections should also be about choosing alternative scenarios. There is widespread agreement that competitive dynamics between alternative parties or coalitions in elections are healthy for democracy and it follows that if such...

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