Global Solidarity

Re-inventing international relations and the role of the EU in the world One of the key tenets of the FEPS approach to international relations has been a focus on mutual respect and on th e potential to learn a great deal from the perspectives of others. This has informed the manner in which FEPS has built networks in many parts of the world with a view to basing progressive EU foreign policy on holistic understanding of strategic partners. Furthermore …

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Short Summary Energy Focus Group

In the general discussion in our focus group, it was agreed that in the end that although it is important to have ambitious targets, and that learning from the past set of targets if they are not legally binding they will not be reached, however there is more at stake.
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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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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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Hissène Habré, l'Afrique et le "Temps de la Justice"

L’arrestation le 30 juin 2013 à Dakar de l’ancien Président de la République du Tchad Hissène Habré pourrait sonner le début d’une nouvelle ère de justice sur le continent africain, élabore Pierré Sané, Président de Imagine Africa, une fondation basée à Dakar.
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What Lessons from German and Danish Energy Policy?

Conference report of the event on Energy revolution, organized on 29 May at Helsinki by FEPS with the support of the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation. The presentations addressed the relationship between consumers versus industry and how these affect national political debates
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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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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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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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A new progressive agenda for a new Arab world

FEPS, with the GPF, PES and the S&D together with the Tunisian party Ettakatol, debated on 30 March in Tunis the challenges ahead for the Arab region and proposed concrete steps to consolidate democracy in the countries where revolutions succeeded.
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Climate Justice: the fairness test

Organized by FEPS-JRF-Fabian Society-Amnesty International, this conference was a major intervention on the social justice issues involved in tackling climate change. Over 100 policy makers from the worlds of climate change and social justice alongside journalists and politicians gathered together
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EU must support regional efforts to preserve Senegalese democracy

The EU must put diplomatic pressure on incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade to listen to his people. This can be best done by regional means considered the EU delegation lead by FEPS with GPF One week before the 1st round of the presidential elections.
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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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Mediterranean Strategic Dialogue – Listening to the progressive Mediterranean

On 27 April, FEPS organised in Tunis the "Mediterranean Strategic Dialogue – Listening to the progressive Mediterranean". With the collaboration of its national foundations and of the Global Progressive Forum, FEPS brought together representatives of Tunisian parties of the left, ...
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The Relationship between Europe and Africa

As with the Yaoundé, Lomé, Cotonou accords which altered the Europe-Africa relationship from one of domination to one whose motto is deregulation, future agreements, called Economic Partnership, are "neither more nor less than free trade zones allowing Europe ...
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Migration: a key component of development?

Calling for open debate on immigration, the President of FEPS, Massimo D'Alema said immediately that progressives should be bold enough to seize the subject honestly, "fighting the prejudices, while defending solidarity and respect for human rights but also admitting that solidarity ...
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FEPS’s delegation to India

A FEPS’s delegation led by Ernst Stetter (secretary general of FEPS), Zita Gurmai (Vice-President of FEPS, President of PES Women and Member of the European Parliament) and Jesús Caldera Sánchez-Capitán ...
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India-EU Forum on Effective Multilateralism

The forum is a joint initiative of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). It was held in Brussels on 11-12 October 2010 in collaboration with the European Commission and with additional...
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