The event, organsied by FEPS, MUTUO and Progresiva in Ljubljana was formally opened by mag. Mojca Kleva Kekuš, president of Progresiva. She welcomed the honourable guest Peter Hunt and announced the agenda of the conference.
Mr François Hollande, President of France delivered the keynote speech, highlighting the importance of the French-German alliance to promote European integration as well as the role of civil society organizations as central actors in building a stronger European Union.
The key research question of this paper is why the Visegrad group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) are reluctant to participate in the EU schemes on solidarity with third states and within the EU.
It highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an analysis of the recent escalation in Kashmir, the clear BJP victory in Delhi, the Australian PM’s visit to India, and Nepal’s lukewarm look towards India, amongst many.
The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been turbulent ones. We have come to expect the unexpected from the showman in the White House and his team. How should the left respond in these uncertain times? How does a progressive vision for the world fit with the challenges we now face?