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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 ...
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All Bolsonaro’s Men

The election of Jair Bolsonaro is a product of the crisis and the perception of the population regarding corruption. However, its support base is heterogeneous and contradictory, which puts Brazil in even greater uncertainty.   Brazil ...
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Capital of free public transport, nation of free public transport

In July 2018, Estonia became the first free public transport nation, where 11 out of 15 counties offer free bus services for everybody. The decision on the national level was based on the positive experience in ...
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The future of the left in Brazil

The recent elections in Brazil took place against the background of a widespread anti-politics, anti-PT and anti-system feeling. In this particular context, Jair Bolsonaro manage to style himself as a anti-system maverik candidate - while he ...
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Social housing in a time of cutbacks

Social housing used to be one of the main instruments for governments to tackle housing problems in Europe in the post-World War II period. During the last decades many countries have experienced a government retrenchment from ...
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Jair Bolsonaro, a challenge for the European Union

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as the next President of Brazil is the latest in a series of victories for right-wing populist candidates across the world. Like many of the leaders he is compared to, Bolsonaro ...
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Toward a Progressive Understanding of Culture: Language, Policies and Vision

To build public faith in democracy throughout Europe, Progressives must deliver policies of redistribution as well as recognition. Culture is key in this regard.   When they are asked about their vision for the future – ...
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We need a different vision for Europe

Our societies are in crisis. This crisis is not only social and environmental. It is also economic and political. The four crises feed into each other. None of these crises can be overcome without reversing growing ...