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Dare to hope, Progressive Europe!

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 ...
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The way forward: a Popular Front

Paul Mason argues that the Left needs to draw inspiration from the 1930s 'popular front' idea and increase their prospects of gaining power by forming red-red-green alliances.   To fight the resurgent right effectively, we need ...
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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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Towards 100% organic agriculture

New EU rules for organic production and labelling of organic products were adopted in May 2018, after four years of negotiations. The objective is to encourage the development of organic farming by harmonising European practices. Florent ...
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Spain: a Socialist victory, based on a clear progressive agenda

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 ...
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Spain: slow change for women’s rights

Measures in favour of more gender equality, adopted during the last ten months, have contributed to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez' electoral success. But the issue is not off the table in Spain for years to come. ...
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Spain: the far-right discourse during the campaign

They did it in Spain, too. VOX, the far-right party, enters the Spanish parliament after the recent national elections. Although their vote share (10%) is not that big, compared to their brother parties in Europe (Poland ...
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Slovakia: what can the European Left learn from Zuzana Caputova’s victory?

The resounding victory of the Slovak environmental activist and public interest lawyer Zuzana Čaputova in the Slovak presidential elections shows that it is possible to beat the rising tide of xenophobic policies in post-soviet countries. It ...
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A European Union that belongs to all its citizens

Bringing all forces of society together - individuals as well as groups - is the best way to deal with those who want to create a battleground between economic and financial interests or between ideologies of ...
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Build an open access database on ‘who owns Europe’

Whether a government or private enterprise should directly own and control an activity is at the heart of politics – that's why the question 'who owns Europe' is an incredibly important one. But a lack of ...
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Give people ownership!

Recent elections and the rise of populism show that the centre-left is losing ground. A ‘politics of ownership’, which gives power to citizens by involving them in the economy and in the affairs of the state, ...
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Armenia: a new opportunity for European Progressives

Armenia has been in Europe's blind spot for many years. Last year's "Velvet Revolution" however presents an exciting new opportunity to bring the country into Europe's focus again. A previous tabu topics like women’s representation and ...