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Think Tanks Tandem

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.
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FEPS Communication/Call for tender – The Progressive Post magazine

The Foundation of European Progressive Studies is looking for a communication agency with a good reputation and experience in edition and viral communication in order to extend the production, the reputation and the subscription of The Progressive Post magazine.
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Conférence Egalité avec Pierre Rosanvallon

Videos of the conference with Pierre Rosanvallon, Professor at the Collège de France, organised with Fondation Jean-Jaures as part of the cycle Égalité
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Meeting with Ambassador Husam Zomlot

Ernst Stetter, Secretary General of the FEPS had the honour of meeting Ambassador Husam Zomlot, Ambassador-at-large of Palestine, deputy commissioner for international relations of Fatah, and personal representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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COP21: The question now is how we transition to a carbon-free era

The fundamental achievement to come out of this is that for the first time ever, all the countries agreed in committing to reducing emissions and taking action against climate change. This sends a very strong and clear signal to business, investment, the people and governments from now on.
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Future of Social democracy

Intervention by Ania Skrzypek Delivered on behalf of FEPS at the S&D Group Seminar on the “Future of Social Democracy”.
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How desirable is the Just Transition at the COP21?

The COP21 needs to provide a fundamental change of pathway and essentially change many of our behaviours, whether it be lifestyle, the way business is done, the way we produce, or consume and the way we govern.
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EU at the Crossroads

Speech delivered by Christian Deubner, Member of FEPS Scientific Council, at the Conference The European Union at historical crossroads: Challenges and policy options
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Obituary of Helmut Schmidt 1918 - 2015

Helmut Schmidt, the former German Chancellor and an iconic figure of European Social Democracy passed away. The Last Invincible of a generation that restored the progressive movement after the Second World War, has now joined his Comrades walking away on the Path of Giants of our history.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: From Europe to local: Migrating solidarity

Selected papers will be gathered in a publication, to be launched in autumn 2016, which will be used as an advocacy document towards European policy makers. Successful candidates will be offered 800 Euro honorarium after the final version of their paper will be accepted for publication.
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Obituary- Egon Bahr

There are no irreplaceable people in this world – but there are those, whom we miss more than we miss others – was one of the sayings coined by Willy Brandt and following his “Erinnerungen” repeated frequently by him at the times of departure.
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The Return of Spheres of Influence?

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), with active support of the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, organised the conference “Return to Spheres of Influence? Democratisation and Integration in Post-Cold War Europe”on 11 September 2014 at Porthania IV (University of Helsinki).
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New call for FEPS Young Academics Network

FEPS has launched a call for new members of the FEPS YAN - FEPS Young Academics Network. I would be extremely grateful if you could please circulate this call widely to your network of PhD candidates, young PhD researchers and anybody else that might be interested in this call.
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Civil Monitoring for Fair EU – Elections 2014 in Bulgaria

With the FEPS – ISI “Monitoring of the European elections 2014” the electoral campaign and its media coverage in Bulgaria was observed, so a direct observation of the electoral day was implemented through a group of civil observers.
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Martin Schulz re-elected Parliament president

On behalf of FEPS, President Massimo D'Alema congratulated Martin Schulz for his re-election and offered him to collaborate for the next mandate, thanks to the FEPS team and the broad FEPS network.
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10 observations on the results of the 2014 European elections

Short analysis of the results of the European Parliament elections and their aftermath. What does the future hold for inter-institutional relations? Have leaders shown respect to the values of legitimacy and accountability in their post-election statements and behaviour?
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Combatting the antisemitism

Commétaire de Bruno Liebhaberg, Vice-président de FEPS, sur le l'attentat antisémite au Musée Juif de Bruxelles. Il est crucial que tous les responsables politiques démontrent leur détermination à combattre concrètement l'antisémitisme ainsi que toute forme de racisme et de xénophobie.
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Debate between Martin Schulz and Thomas Piketty

Organised by FEPS and Le Nouvel Observateur, in this debate the PES candidate for the EU Commission Presidency, Martin Schulz, discuss about the economic changes the European Union needs with the French economist Thomas Piketty, author of the best selling book Capital in the 21st. Century.
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FIRST ISSUE – FIRST CHALLENGE – The 2014 European elections

As the polls are only one year away, the European elections came up as a natural choice to launch our first issue with the eye-catching title “Citizenship in Action.” To explore this major topic, the Queries Editorial Team interviewed politicians, researchers, and intellectuals, including Martin Sch
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The European Union’s approach to the Greater Middle East

Invited by the Institute of Political and International Studies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, FEPS President Massimo D’Alema delivered a speech, in Tehran, entitled “Europe’s commitment to security and coexistence in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”
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One to Watch: Emma Reynolds

For many, Britain is a particularly divided country, split between the haves and the have-nots. Labour MP and Shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds is working to try and narrow that divide, and to also ensure that her country plays a full part in the European Union.
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Finance, Companies and Competition

Queries No.2. Divergences between countries in the industrial competitiveness are causing economic dislocation in the euro zone and undermining Europe’s ability to compete on the international stage. These problems have been compounded by the increasing financialisation of corporate governance
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Women up! - Call for academic papers

Strengthening women’s rights and promoting gender equality are essential elements to guarantee social justice for all. FEPS with SOLIDAR launch a Call for academic papers to be included in the publication "Woman up! For enhancing women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa".
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Ones to Watch: Paul Magnette

The new chair of the Belgian francophone Socialist Party (PS) embodies the revival of French-speaking Belgian socialism. Proud of his left-wing heritage, he claims a clear stance as well as new responsibilities for his party and its allies within the European Union. He believes the upcoming...
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Portrait: Jutta Urpilainen, a social democrat fighting against all odds

The leader of Finland’s Social Democratic Party, has already made her mark on domestic politics. However, she is equally at home in a European context, and has her own ideas about the challenges facing politicians and the electorate in 2014. Read the portrait released in the latest Queries
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Russia-NATO: A harsh cooperation

This speech given by Massimo D'Alema, President of FEPS, at the 23rd Edition of the Economic Forum of Krynica Zdrój addresses many aspects of the complex relationship between Russian and NATO.
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40 years anniversary of the death of President Allende

A.Gusenbauer, Chair of the FEPS Next Left research programme, gave a speech at the Salvador Allende Symposium in Chile within the framework of activities commemorating 40 years since the break out of the coup d'etat and the death of President Allende on 11th September 1973.
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Call for papers on the Social dimension of EU enlargement

This call for academic papers, launched by FEPS & SOLIDAR, invites independent thinkers, journalists, academics and researchers to contribute to a book that is dedicated to the social dimension of EU enlargement and the future perspectives for countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.
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Conference report: Reconstructing the European Economy

A series of 10 concrete policy proposals and institutional reforms were put forward and critically discussed at the TASC-FEPS Annual Conference which took place in Dublin on the 14th of June.
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Massimo D’Alema re-elected as FEPS President

For the third year running, former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema has been re-elected on Tuesday 25th June as President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.
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Statement on the passing of Gyula Horn

We have learnt with deep regret that Gyula Horn, former Prime Minister of Hungary passed away. The European left lost one of his most charismatic personalities. Gyula Horn had a key role in the reunification of Germany and the peaceful political transition of Hungary in 1989. The first socialist...
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"Fear not, we will get there!"

It was the message from Jacques Delors. Thanks to FEPS, FJJ and French PS, less than one year before the European Elections, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Progressive leaders from nine EU members states attended, on 15 June in Paris the European Progressive Forum.
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From Leipzig to Paris, another Europe is possible

On Mediapart, B. Liebhaberg & E. Stetter support the idea that social-democracy should oser l'Europe which means rethinking public power, reinventing modes of regulation in place since 1945 and continuing in the footsteps of Brandt, Schmidt and Mitterand by creating a original federalism.
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Décés de l'ancien Premier ministre français Pierre Mauroy

"Rare sont ceux qui ont une telle conviction politique durant toute la vie" a déclaré le secrétaire général de la FEPS, Ernst Stetter, suite à l'annonce du décés de Pierre Mauroy. "Vous avez perdu un grand homme" a-t-il ajouté à l'adresse des membres de la Fondation Jean Jaurès, fondation...
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Putting forward a progressive energy agenda

FEPS together with IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research, UK) has established a focus group and a series of closed seminars with invited experts from a range of fields (private, public, associations, NGOs, academics) to discuss energy issues.
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Gender equality: Call for a progressive change

This statement by the FEPS Young Academics Network (YAN) on gender equality was drafted to mark the International Women's Day, which date coincided with the last YAN seminar. It calls for a vision on gender equality that is "holistic and comprehensive, addressing the full and equal participation...
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A common vision for a progressive Arab world

President Massimo D'Alema welcomes the establishment in Cairo of the Arab Social Democratic Forum. The historical creation of the Arab Social Democratic Forum sends a strong internationalist message.
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In Memory of Inder Kumar Gujral (1919-2012)

Klaus Julian Voll, Advisor on Asia for FEPS pays a tribute to Inder Kumar Gujral, a moderate leftist and former Foreign and Prime Minister of India, was the architect of a policy, which envisaged concessions by India towards its smaller neighbours in South Asia, without endangering national security
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Future Development if the EU - "We have no more time!"

In the run-up of the European Council meeting in December when President Van Rompuy will present the final version of his Report, President of FEPS, Massimo D'Alema attended a high level conference in Brussels on 28 November which focuses on the future development of the European Union.
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Progressive economy Initiative

FEPS and S&D Group & FEPS have launched the Progressive Economy initiative, which will create a new and open space for public and informed debate, and which will contribute to this debate by spelling out an alternative economic vision for Europe, drawing on an alternative economic model.
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Interview with the former Indian Union Cabinet Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar

The need for the EU to foster closer relations with democratic countries and the Indian government to pursue social-democratic measures in India is his wise counsel in this itw on India Against Corruption’s new political turn, economic reforms in India and the future of the India-EU partnership
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Does Brussels want Europe?

This article published in the German magazine Berliner Republik by Ernst Stetter, FEPS'Secretary General, comments the master plan for the future of Europe laid out in June by H. Van Rompuy, JM. Barroso, JC. Juncker and M. Draghi.
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Call for new members of the FEPS Young Academics Network

The FEPS Young Academics Network was established in March 2009 with an aim to gather promising progressive PhD candidates and young PhD researchers ready to use their academic experience in a debate about the Next Europe.The applications should be sent by 10th October 2012.
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French Presidential Election

FEPS’s President Massimo D’Alema sent his regards to François Hollande. He paid tribute to his campaign and confessed that all Europe is looking forward a new deal. He also congratulated Jean-Marc Ayrault as the new French Prime Minister.
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FEPS'Delegation to Senegal

In anticipation of the presidential elections in Senegal on 26 February 2012, a delegation of European Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Global Progressive Forum – including researchers and elected officials – went to Dakar to promote relations between the EU and Senegal and to...
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Martin Schulz and Hannes Swoboda’s elections

FEPS’s President Massimo D’Alema sent his regards to Martin Schulz following his election as the new President of the European Parliament. “This vote, he said, is very symbolic for the progressive movement in Europe.“ Mr D’Alema also congratulated Hannes Swoboda.
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FEPS Statement of Solidarity with the people of Norway

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies wishes to express solidarity and sympathy with the people of Norway after the tragedy on 22 July when a fra-right sympathiser murdered 69 young social democratic activists on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
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Feelings on the evolution of European sentiment among European civil servants

A survey done for the “Call to Europe” conference organized by FEPS on 29-30 June shows that almost one in two European civil servants think that European integration is evolving negatively and nearly 90% of them are of the opinion that the political authorities must take their responsabilities
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"Ne vous quittez pas" - On the political crisis in Belgium

This opinion gives an insight into the political crisis to a broader public, while at the same time calling for institutional innovations to the federal system that would bring back a true federal political dialogue to the Belgian system and counter the further separation of the language groups.
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Massimo D'Alema elected as first President of FEPS

The 30th June 2010, Former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D’ALEMA was elected this morning as the first president of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), with the unanimous support of the members of FEPS, on the occasion of the annual General Assembly. “We are very happy that...
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Ten observations on the outcome of the 2009 European elections

The results of the 2009 European elections draw a number of reactions and comments, in particular for the social democratic family. These conversations inspired FEPS the following ten observations, to be seen as a contribution to the debate on fostering more European awareness and ownership. 1....
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FEPS answer to Commissioner McCreevy's consultation on hedge funds

The EC launched a wide-ranging public consultation on hedge funds, which will play an important role in informing the ongoing reflections at European and international level on whether there's a need to reassess the appropriateness of existing approaches to the regulation and supervision
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