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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 ...
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China’s influence on the elections in India

As economic ties between India and China are growing closer, a link between business influence, political parties and electoral funding appears in India. The 'China factor' is becoming increasingly important in the country's political context.   ...
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India and its neighbours – tensions in the election campaign

India's relations with its South Asian neighbours don't make or break fortunes of political parties during Indian elections. Domestic politics occupy the vast space of debate and electoral battles. However, through issues like territory, illegal migration ...
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Increase quality to boost competitiveness – don’t cut wages

Regaining export competitiveness through reduction of production costs, – that is mainly by cutting wages – is socially painful and potentially ineffective. Focussing on higher added-value products and better quality is the way to a sustainable ...