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New Zealand stays together in a troubled world

By Kathy Errington / 23 October, 2020

In the troubled times of the pandemic, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected with a landslide victory. It is the biggest victory of any party since New Zealand adopted a proportional voting system in 1996. And it is a resounding confirmation of PM Ardern’s stewardship during the...

Spain needed a government

By Beatriz Corredor / 22 January, 2020

Due to the deliberate inaction of the conservatives and, after that, to the complex parliamentary arithmetic for the PSOE, the country’s great challenges have not been addressed for years. It’s time for Spain with Pedro Sánchez, who has already introduced, as Prime Minister since June 2018 very visible changes in...

A new government in Spain committed to a more progressive Europe

By Iratxe Garcia-Perez / 22 January, 2020

The election of Pedro Sánchez as President of the Spanish government is a good news for Europe because the new coalition government is progressive, pro-European and has given priority to the green transition, the economy, equality, social welfare and the 2030 Agenda. The fragmentation of the European Council and the...

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Death of the Old, birth of the New

By László Andor / 17 October, 2019

Establishing a new European Commission is always a bumpy ride. Collecting enough votes in the European Parliament, receiving the right nominations and allocating the commissioner designates to their future portfolios in a convincing way is a multidimensional chess game that brings daily excitement to the Brussels bubble. The new Commission...

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Climate and Clash in the UN General Assembly

By Maria João Rodrigues / 4 October, 2019

A clash of visions took place in the last General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Not a clash between patriots and globalists, as Trump declared during his 35-minute speech in front of a tense and silent audience of world leaders. But a clash between nationalists and those...

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Denmark: cautious new taxes for a progressive turn

By Sofie Holme Andersen / 2 July, 2019

In the recent parliamentary elections, the Danes have voted for more welfare spending and action on climate change. Now it is up the new prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to keep the promises of the campaign. But with the economy in good shape, taxing the rich in order to finance a...

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