Reforms in Armenia: the challenges ahead

Formed in the aftermath of the revolution in early 2018, the current Armenian cabinet enjoys a high level of public approval. However, a series of political and economic factors constitute potential impediments for the economic reform ...
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European organic agriculture: future challenges

Organic agriculture in Europe is an economic success story. Organic farming offers a real response to the catastrophic decline in wildlife resulting from intensive industrial farming practices. However, challenges remain, and innovation is needed. The European ...
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War in Libya: the battle for Tripoli and Europe’s responsibility

General Khalifa Haftar's push to seize Tripoli by force brings Libya to the brink of war again. The EU needs to get its act together and use its undeniable leverage in the country to prevent a ...
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Organic agriculture: environmental public goods in Europe

Scientific evidence supports the positive effects of organic farming on the environment, including enhancing biodiversity, mitigating climate change and improving water quality. Europeans are some of the biggest consumers of organic produce, and the EU is ...
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“Once they engage with politics, young people are more demanding than their elders”

Anne Muxel discusses how the Left could win back the young vote in the campaign for the European elections but warns that gaining Millennials' political trust might be difficult. Progressive Post: We tend to assume that ...
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Europe’s Millennials want more social protection

Millennials want the European Union to do much more to support social welfare policies like minimum wages, according to the new Millennial Dialogue study by FEPS and ThinkYoung. In the context of the run-up to the ...
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Brexit and Trump – involuntary boosts for a common EU defence?

The idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ has resurfaced in various policy debates with added impetus by the challenges posed by Brexit and Trump. What does this rise in significance mean for the EU? And what direction can ...
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The European foreign policy in a hostile environment

In a brittle world without enduring strong international alliances, the debate on Europe's 'strategic autonomy' has gained new resonance, but it should not shadow the EU's unique key international assets in the global economy and multilateral ...
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Mind the Gap: populism and gender

The challenge for Progressive forces to regain their constituencies calls for a revigorated focus on social issues in order to counteract socioeconomic inequalities. Bear in mind that most citizens are women! Since the 1990s, the gender ...
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Mueller reveals US and Europe have a Russia problem

While America and the world wait for the Mueller report, it is clear that Russia has launched an attack on the West. It’s time that allies start treating it that way. America is currently in the ...
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Mueller’s report: why it’s not over

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally sent his report to the Justice Department with no finding of collusion between Trump and the Russian government and no recommendation on whether Trump had obstructed justice, there was a ...
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Foreign and security policy increasingly important in the Indian elections

In the run-up to the elections in India, the domestic landscape has dramatically changed in the wake of the recent terror attack in Kashmir, the Indian Air Force strike in Pakistan as well as the Pakistani ...