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Europe and Social Democracy: two linked projects

By Adriana Lastra / 23 January, 2020

At a time of uncertainty and fragility for European politics, the PSOE victories in the last five elections held in Spain last year, reminds how it is important to highlight the importance of a Social Democratic project which is capable of resisting the rise of the far-right, Eurosceptic populism and...

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...

Progressive Pod on Spain Elections

By Ania Skrzypek / 26 November, 2019

On November 10th, Spain went to the polling stations for the 3rd time in just 7 months. The outcome reaffirmed the leading position of PSOE, that reached almost an identical result to the one from the previous round – but it also saw a surge of the right wing extreme,...

New Spanish Elections, Old European Dilemmas

By Pau Mari Klose / 21 November, 2019

Once again, the centre-left and left wing forces did not reach the threshold of majority required to guarantee the investiture of a new cabinet and form a stable government. If PSOE and Podemos manage to build sufficient backing – thanks to the support or abstention of other political forces, among...

Good news for Spanish Millennials

By Alicia Homs / 14 November, 2019

If the preliminary agreement announced by Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias is confirmed and obtains the necessary support in parliament, Spain will have a progressive government. A good news both for Europe and the Spanish Millennials. The results of the fourth election in 4 years in Spain have left us...

Spain: in search of a new beginning

By Oriol Bartomeus / 13 November, 2019

The repetition of the general elections that took place on Sunday, November 10th, has shown that Spain stays where it was… although a little worse. The radicalization of the right has destroyed the centre-right and propelled the extreme right to the third place, with 3.6 million votes and 52 seats...

No step back when facing the rise of the extreme right

By Javier Moreno / 13 November, 2019

The results of the 4thelection in just four years in Spain show that Spanish voters asked PSOE to continue to work for the stability of the country and for social justice for all. But aside the result and the ambition, one cannot overlook that in these elections there has been...

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Dare to hope, Progressive Europe!

By Ania Skrzypek / 27 May, 2019

The results of the recent elections in Spain had been awaited with a great excitement. Particularly, because the country was portrayed as immensely divided, with many tensions, regarding separatists as well as an anti-democratic movement. The name “VOX” had been causing a chill on the Iberian Peninsula, but also across...

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Spain: a Socialist victory, based on a clear progressive agenda

By Beatriz Corredor / 8 May, 2019

Only 3 days after winning the general elections, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) celebrated its 140 years anniversary on 2nd May. It was the first electoral victory of PSOE in 11 years. Both events coincided in the same week: a cause of joy and hope for the Spanish –...

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