Politicising Europe: Transnational lists as a means of moving the debate from “if” to “which” The 2014 European elections were undoubtedly ground-breaking. Their historical character was determined by the fact that all of the...

Si vis pacem, para bellum? In the context of an ever more dangerous geopolitical environment, a stronger and more binding European integration centred around...

Views from Brazil The European Union has traditionally been perceived as a force for progress and enlightenment by Brazilians working in international...

Millennials and peace in a globalised world “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it...

A deal of many dilemmas If the EU is to stay true to its humanitarian values, the deal with Turkey must be accompanied by...

A fight for girls’ right to education Although gender equality in education is a fundamental right, girls still face discrimination and exclusion from classrooms in parts...

Views from India After a decade of mutual probing, India and the European Union (EU) seem finally geared towards a robust strategic...

Feminist Foreign Policy: Rights, Representation and Resources Swedish feminist foreign policy integrates gender perspectives holistically, through three important ‘R’s – Rights, Representation and Resources. Two years...

Soft Power – the DNA of the European Union
As an epitome of soft power, the EU is often conceived as a role...

“We are lacking pathfinders”
French philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin interviewed in The Progressive Post  In the introduction...

Foreign policy: No longer a subject of division?
Interview with Nathalie Tocci, special advisor to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, by Alain...

EU defence cooperation: out of the old comes the new
One of the criticisms associated with plans for closer European defence cooperation is that...

Youth Participation in EU Elections is Falling: Differences across Member States
Data from the last European elections shows a sharp decrease in the turnout of...

Restoring Confidence in Politics
The attraction of populist parties in segments of the European youth isn’t new. But...

A Progressive Policy for our Neighbourhoods United in Diversity
It is a paradox that our European Union, so scorned from within, especially by...

Restoring Confidence in Politics
The attraction of populist parties in segments of the European youth isn’t new. But...

Inquiry: What will the Next Leader of the Future look like?
There is a robust tension between the idea of leadership and the idea of...

From Terrorists to Heroes and Back: Youth in South Eastern Mediterranean Countries
  Over the last two decades, “youth” has become increasingly central to policy, development,...

Iran’s Millennials: The Burgeoning Generation
Iran’s millennials (Nasl-e Sevvom meaning the ‘Third Generation’ in Farsi) includes the generations born...

Beyond Europe: Youth, Latin America, and Progressive Thought
Why do the youth of today feel so distanced from the stances of the...

Youth and Right Wing Populism in Europe – a Perspective from Lower Saxony
 “Let’s imagine we wake up one morning and realise that suddenly all people have...

Millennials want Leaders who do Politics differently
Today’s European political leaders bemoan low rates of youth mobilisation in formal institutions, such...

Usefulness, Equality, Transformation: The Three Conditions for Inclusive Leadership
Left-wing parties are traditionally more associated with a democratic practice of power than the...

Analysis: The Future Starts Now! 3 Inspiring Lessons from the FEPS Millennial Dialogue
We should not expect the millennial generation to become like us – were the...

Social democracy in Poland: Past, present, future
Does the Polish Centre-Left have a chance in a state that is governed by...

European values only for europeans? EU’s responsibility in handling the refugee crisis
EU must go further in developing a real common European asylum system otherwise the...

Myth & grim reality: austerity an economic recovery in Europe
The Austerity Doctrine Barely two months into 2016 talk of “Grexit” returns, the ECB...

EU Referendum Puts Britain’s Importance in India at Risk
A potential Brexit will not really impact Britain’s relations with India. But it could...

EU Referendum: A Moment of Confounding Significance
An ‘in-out’ referendum on UK membership of the European Union in 2016 could fall...

EU Referendum: Übermensch Escapism, and Anglo-American-European Solidarity
Someday we ought to make a list of those great debates that serve as...

The EU Referendum and Why China is Concerned About It
For the Chinese media, President Xi’s forthcoming visit to Britain is the biggest concern,...

Better in than Out: A Catalonian Point of View
Citizens of the United Kingdom will be asked to decide whether or not the...

Corbyn and Europe
The remarkable insurgency that led to Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in Labour’s ensuing leadership election...

Europe and the Future of the United Kingdom
The issue of the United Kingdom’s place in the European Union has become deeply...

Why Corbyn’s Election has European implications – Irish Perspective
When asked about the impact of the 1789 French Revolution by President Nixon in...

The use of Direct Democracy in the European Union
All EU countries are able to hold referenda, but practice varies considerably, depending on...

Don’t Expect a Domino Effect: A Swedish Perspective
From a Swedish point of view the debate on Brexit and the prospects of...

Facing Europe’s British Question
Brexit would change not only the UK and its place in the world but...

Brexit: Economic Opportunity or Economic Suicide?
Sometime next year or at the latest in 2017, the British public will vote...

Britain – The “Awkward” Partner
The debate over Britain’s relationship with the EU is not new. Britain has been...

The United Kingdom is Losing Influence in Brussels
I am not a prophet and I am not in the position to anticipate...

The EU Referendum and the United Kingdom’s Migration Policy
At a time of political turmoil in the United Kingdom with the election of...

The Consequence of the EU Referendum
Brexit would be bad for Britain and it would be bad for Europe. Those...

We Have a World to Transform
At the end of September, the United Nations adopted its ‘Agenda 2030’, providing a...

A Europe that Dares
Rosetta is Europe’s Apollo programme. The Rosetta mission was launched in 2004 with the...

The Challenges of United Nations Reform and the European Union’s Role
“The Charter of the United Nations is a solid structure upon which we can...

Safety Nets and Social Ladders: Overcoming Inequality in Education
When it comes to education in Europe, the evidence is clear: not all children...

Turkey: Inequality and the Need for Investment
As a recent OECD report has underlined, there is immense inequality in Turkey, whether...

Inequality: A Challenge for Capitalism and Democracy
Inequality is the greatest social and economic challenge faced by advanced industrial nations today....

How is China Reacting Towards Growing Inequalities?
China’s economic success story started after escaping from a collective, equalitarian and closed society...

What Horizontal Inequalities are and Why They Matter
Horizontal inequality (HI) is inequality among groups, in contrast to the more common understanding...

Inequality as a Health Hazard
The chronic stress of competition for social status and rank is taking a toll...

Inequality, Wealth, and Capital
Inequality has become one of the major debating points among economists since the advent...

It is Possible to Eliminate Tax Havens if the Political Will Exists to do so
Interview by Jacques Docquiert Camille Landais is severely critical of the growing influence of...

Cohesion is the Key to Fostering Gender Equality
While the gender pay gap has shrunk in recent years, many European women have...

The Mainstream Parties Have to Answer their Voters
Queries: What is your take on the evolution of the Finns Party (former True...

Re-industrialization and Migrants Integration Should be Debated at Longer Term
Queries: What is your view on social inequalities in Europe, what are the differences...

The Eurozone and the Great Gatsby Curve
The significant rise of income inequality in Europe and the U.S. since the 1970’s...

Decent Work To Tackle Inequalities in Europe
We know that the quality of work defines in so many ways the quality...

Recent and Long Term Trends In Income Distribution and Wages
In the last years there has been increasing attention to the changes that have...

Beyond Economic Inequality
The economic crisis that engulfed Europe was partially due to a failure to correctly...

EP-elections: This is all about the left
The election in Hungary has ended in a clear victory for the governing Fidesz....

The forward march of Europe halted?
For Greece these elections had a much more national than European character. The very...

A pro-european groundswell
In contrast to the majority of EU member states, Belgium organised three elections on...

In the middle of Europe
The result of the elections in Austria was very similar to the European trend:...

UKIP: Much ado about nothing
In the aftermath of the European elections, most of the headlines were shouting about...

A national game changer – and a european pregnancy
One of the two biggest parties comes from the right-of-centre. That has been the...

Low voter turnout despite high stakes
The main impact of the European elections in Spain has been a resounding repudiation...

A paradoxical EP election
A swing of the electorate to the left brought victory to the moderate part...

The Eu as a different galaxy?
The 2014 elections are something like a final warning for the EU: if it...

The social democratic party made romanians vote pro-european
The results of the European elections in Romania confirmed the fact that the Social...

Reality’s new clothes
The Portuguese view of Europe is split. First, for the majority of Portuguese non-voters,...

How Ukraine influenced the polish vote
25 years after introducing the democratic reforms and 10 years after joining the EU...

Mainstreaming populism
Despite the surprising national vote in the Netherlands, the results of the European elections...

European election, national confidence
A large crowd gathered to celebrate victory outside the headquarters of the Malta Labour...

European elections in Luxembourg: Issues, impact and interests
Ever since the introduction of direct universal suffrage, in 1979, the European elections have...

Lithuania’s youth shoots itself in the foot
The European Parliament elections in Lithuania this year were held jointly with the second...

The Voice of the Europeans who are not there
With more than half of MEPs returning to their offices, it is tempting to...

Behind the victory
The results of the European elections have shaken up the political scene in Italy...

Labour gets a ‘Shellacking’ as Sinn Féin rises
Ireland alone in the EU will not return MEPs to the S&D grouping. However,...

Bulgaria remains politically moderate
Euroscepticism and far-right nationalism did not manage to win in Bulgaria. None of the...