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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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After the tertiary sector, the middle class confronted with the digital sector

By Daniel Cohen / 9 November, 2017

An interview with Daniel Cohen by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive Post   Progressive Post : Does digital technology pose a threat to our society or should it be encouraged? Daniel Cohen : Both. Everyone is familiar with the concept of a connected world; we have modern phones and...

How should progressives respond to the EU’s many crises and challenges to democracy?

By Vivien A. Schmidt / 3 April, 2017

In recent years, the European Union has suffered through a cascading set of crises. But rather than bringing the EU together, with concerted responses that would demonstrate the EU’s common values at the time of its 60th anniversary, these crises have revealed cross cutting divisions among member-states. In the Eurozone...

Looking for a different Europe – reflections and perspectives

By Nicolas Schmit / 3 April, 2017

The following text is transcribed and translated from a speech by Nicolas Schmit during the conference in Rome during the Treaty of Rome 60th anniversary celebrations President of the Foundation, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to begin by congratulating the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and in particular their...

A democrat’s conviction

By Felipe González / 3 April, 2017

Read the text in Spanish here Memory is a rucksack which we carry on our backs. Some of us feel the weight of this rucksack. Others forget that it is there, and when they forget, the rucksack goes astray and swings forward: no longer on their backs, it falls in...

A modern left

By Ramón Jáuregui Atondo / 1 December, 2016

The left can be many things. But if it does not adapt to the requirements of the twenty-first century, to globalisation, to the technological revolution and the new information society, it will not get back to power. Looking at France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, 2017 could be a disaster....

Tony Judt’s Political Testament

By Josep Ramoneda / 30 January, 2011

“Social democracy doesn’t represent an ideal future; it doesn’t even represent an ideal past. But among the options available today, it’s better than anything else we have”. These words are taken from Tony Judt’s ”Ill Fares the Land”, written in the final stages of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AlS) that...

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