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The Upcoming Israeli Election – The Continued Decline of the Social-Democrat Movement in Israel

Following the unification of the two main center parties in Israel, Yesh Atid, headed by former Minister of Finanace, Yair Lapid, and Hosen Le'Israel, headed by former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, Benjamin ...
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Europe, Iran and the Middle East: Squaring the circle of complexity

When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal, was reached in July 2015 it was clear that this major achievement had been accomplished thanks to the fact that ...
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Young women to sweep Social Democrats back in force

Standing up for young women could make a difference in the upcoming elections. Putting women and gender equality at the centre of EU politics, adopting social policies with a strong gender perspective and implementing gender balance ...
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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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Mind the Gap: populism and gender

The challenge for Progressive forces of regaining their constituencies calls for a reinvigorated focus on social issues in order to counteract socioeconomic inequalities. Bear in mind that most citizens are women!   Since the 1990s, the ...
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Engaging, not Isolating, Iran is Essential to Middle East Stability

“It is fundamental and crucial for our security”. With these words, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini pushed back against renewed calls by the US to end Europe’s support for the Iran Nuclear Deal, or Joint Comprehensive ...
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What are the 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, ...