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Young people are interested in more than “youth”

By Maj Jensen Christensen / 18 September, 2019

During the campaign for the European elections, in several Member States there was no focus on young people. As parties are cynically busy with vote-maximising, it is hard to blame them: the population of Europe is ageing, and young generations only make up around 26% of the general population. Not...

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Out of the Doldrums

By László Andor / 16 September, 2019

The 2019 European Parliament (EP) elections saw Social Democracy falling to a historic low. In the new EP, the share of seats held by Socialist, Social-Democratic and related progressive parties is the lowest ever. Overall electoral support for progressives continues to show a downward trend in Europe, calling for a...

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It’s time for systemic change

By Saïd El-Khadraoui / 5 September, 2019

The next legislature will be crucial in putting the transition in motion towards a low-carbon and circular economy and socially inclusive society and turn the many challenges into opportunities. There is no ‘invisible hand’ that will bring us to our destination, that’s why the transition will have to be managed...

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A progressive agenda to regain Millennials

By João Duarte Albuquerque / 23 May, 2019

In early 2017, in a town hall meeting at New York University, Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a student about a recent Harvard University study that showed that 51% of people between the ages of 17 and 29 did not support capitalism. To many, her swift “We are capitalists” answer...

Paul Magnette’s main objectives for Europe

By Paul Magnette / 23 May, 2019

Paul Magnette outlines his four main topics for the European election campaign: the fight against global warming, the fight against tax fraud, European migration policy and the renewal of democracy. Four paths to follow for the European elections, exclusively for the Progressive Post. Progressive Post: Why do you get involved...

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Sharing the cake equally

By Andreas Schieder / 20 April, 2019

Nationalism and right-wing populism are on the rise in Austria and throughout Europe. The Progressive strategy to counter them: upholding Progressive values and showing how the European idea is linked to them. At the same time, we need a Union that improves people’s daily lives: a social European Union. In...

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The Europe we want, the Europe we convey

By Iratxe Garcia-Perez / 19 April, 2019

Europe must become an inspiring idea once more, synonymous with progress and improving living conditions: the Social Europe we’re working for. We face the challenge of encouraging citizens to participate in this idea, through proximity communication, sectorial actions and the involvement of our leaders. But also through the use of...

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Why millennials are reluctant to vote – and what it means for Progressives

By David Harley / 14 April, 2019

Progressives have been tormented by a series of political paroxysms of the past years. When looking for who to blame, they sometimes point to Millennials. Our youngest voters – broadly defined as those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – have been accused of lacking political commitment. Even...

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Winning back citizens’ trust with ambitious messages

By Tuulia Pitkänen / 12 April, 2019

The Social Democrats are leading in the Finnish polls and are well on track to increase the number of centre-left MEP’s from the EU’s northernmost country. Ambitious policy production and renewal of the political programmes have been key factors in regaining the political initiative. The era of social media has...

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Strengthening progressive language

By Luis Arroyo / 28 March, 2019

In 2018, Luis Arroyo has helped to analyse the S&D group’s language and suggested more effective ways to get their message through.   Progressives are somewhat more sensitive to Protection and Fairness, and as we move on the scale that goes from “very progressive” to “very conservative”, sensitivity to both...

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