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One notable step for Europe, one (likely) insufficient step for the JCPOA: Europe, INSTEX and beyond

The taxi driver in Tehran was furious: “Where is the EU? We believed that you were strong enough to deliver on your commitments, but why are you not doing anything to stand up to Trump?”   ...
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Beyond INSTEX: Alternative Ideas for the EU Dealing with Illegal Extraterritorial Sanctions

If the German-French-UK agreement about INSTEX has shown the willingness of EU member states to act against illegal extraterritorial sanctions of third states, the conflict over the US extraterritorial sanctions against Iran has also shown the ...
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Public housing, a creator of wealth

For the last ten years, policies in Europe’s cities have become more and more liberal. Yet housing is a major concern for Europe’s citizens. It is the duty of the Progressives to refocus their attention on ...
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Is free transport enough ambitious ?

Against the backdrop of the fight against climate change, ambitious new mobility and transport policies have begun to appear. Although the environment is not the only cause, making public transport free is one of them.   ...
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Disabilities attacks in Italy….Stay tuned

Maybe we cannot yet speak of an emergency, but the attacks that some members of the new Italian populist government have reserved for disability cannot fail to cause concern.   Let’s start from the beginning. The ...
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It’s Time for a European Market for Values !

A European Market for Values may be a viable option to connect individuals, firms and local communities in Europe. It would make it possible to share best practices and, more in general, choose and foster moral, ...
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Who can afford to have a family life today?

‘The future of work’, is often discussed in relation to the inevitable effects of technology and doomsday scenarios of mass-unemployment. However, the increasing flexibility and precarity that we are witnessing today, are a consequence of decisions ...
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Support local culture, increase accessibility

Culture remains a sensitive mechanism that responds quickly when a political or social change occurs, even before it becomes apparent to the wider public. Therefore some radical governments may feel the need to control culture in ...
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A culture of diversity

The increasingly diverse population (of cultures, nationalities, languages, religions, etc.) in our cities is a direct consequence of globalisation and the human mobility it brings. States assume that this diversification must be managed, because without intervention ...
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The End of ECB’s Quantitative Easing – what next?

Since 2015, the macroeconomy of the eurozone has been influenced by the implementation of Quantitative Easing by the European Central Bank. In December 2018, the ECB’s QE is coming to an end, but concerns remain about ...
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Normalisation of the ECB’s monetary policy is timely

The European Central Bank (ECB) is due to end its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme at the end of the year. The step has been announced for a long time; it should not lead to instability. If ...