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Europe in the jaws of history

The Russian aggression against Ukraine with its manifold consequences determined politics and life in Europe in 2022, and it will continue to do so in 2023. From the point of view of country size, Europe’s largest country invaded the second largest one. The effects have been not only European but global. It is primarily the […]

Politics at work in a time of Zeitenwende

How can the European centre-left advance an agenda based on industrial policy, social partnership and the integration of the labour interest into the apparatus of the state? Thoughts from a roundtable in London.  The future of work is often treated as principally a question of technology. The impression is given that we find ourselves in […]

A war of the 20th century and challenges of the 21st one

The terms and the time horizon of a peace solution in Ukraine remain highly uncertain and will shape our possible futures for the times ahead. But this should not delay a stronger response to the challenges of the 21st century we are confronted with. The outlook for 2023 clearly shows that we are entering a […]

War in Ukraine: women facing the scourge of gender-based violence

A war is raging in Europe. Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues. There are calls for peace negotiations. Of course, peace is important, but should it be peace at all costs? It is not just a question of the shameful occupation of the territory of a sovereign state, which the aggressor initiated on 24 February, because […]

Towards normality!

All responsible political formations, which plan their actions in both the short- and long-term perspectives, encapsulate their strategies in certain time brackets which are marked by subsequent elections. Such momentum is also approaching in Poland, where in autumn 2023 there will be parliamentary elections. Lewica (the Left) aspires to play a key role. The compass […]

Latvia: elections in the shadow of war

In the Latvian parliamentary elections on 1 October, the main ‘player’ was the war started by the neighbouring country Russia in Ukraine. The war indirectly determined both the winners and the losers of these elections. All four parties that achieved the highest results in the previous elections were pushed below the 5 per cent parliamentary […]

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