What future for the European left ?

on December 26th, 2011

Sir Stuart Bell, member of the supervisory board of the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, labour member of Parliament studies the future of the European Left.

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The franco-german tandem confronts the Euro crisis

on February 2nd, 2011 | Growth

Recent events affecting the monetary stability of the euro area have revealed deep misunderstandings between the French and the Germans. France argues that political considerations must prevail over European subjects, while Germany defended at all costs the principle of monetary stability...

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Four Proposals to Stem the Tide of Protectionism in Europe

on July 8th, 2010 | Growth

Since the banking and financial crisis began, increasingly loud calls have been made for protectionist measures at the European level. While calls for protectionism are common in this type of situation, the most reliable studies show how dangerous they are. The European Union would do itself serious harm if it were to adopt protectionist policies.There […]

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The 2009 European Elections Confirmed the Supremacy of the Right in the EU

on July 8th, 2010 | Values

The 2009 European Elections Confirmed the Supremacy of the Right in the EU Coinciding with José Manuel Barroso’s re-election at the head of the European Commission, the Fondation pour l’Innovation Politique offers an analysis of the June 2009 European election results, by Corinne Deloy and Dominique Reynié.The authors highlight the absence of a “green wave”, […]

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The German Economy on the Eve of the General Election

on September 21st, 2009 | Growth

With the country in the grip of a recession, economic issues have dominated Germany’s federal election campaign. The campaign has focused on the economic and financial crisis, taxes and the funding of the pension system, the environment and energy policy, the introduction of a minimum wage, the accountability and compensation of corporate bosses, transport and […]

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European Development Policy: A Response to the Crisis Affecting Globalisation

on June 15th, 2009 | Growth

In a previous essay published in 2006, we looked at Europe’s place in the world and concluded that we needed to create, step by step, a veritable European system of development cooperation. Nearly three years later, the new issues surrounding development assistance, such as the growing place occupied by new players – namely emerging countries […]

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The rise of a new European sentiment

The rise of a new European sentiment

on May 21st, 2009 | Values

Survey of 15 130 Europeans across the 27 EU Member States Three weeks before the European elections, the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, in partnership with Le Figaro, releases the findings of a survey of 15 130 Europeans. This survey is not about vote intentions, but about what is at stake, the choices European citizens are […]

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The Mediterranean Union: Why and How?

on February 10th, 2009

Launched by Nicolas Sarkozy in the spring of 2007, the Mediterranean Union project, renamed the “Barcelona Process: the Mediterranean Union” in March 2008, heralds a new era in the complex but essential relations between the European Union and the countries of the Mediterranean region’s eastern and southern periphery. An innovative and ambitious plan, it is […]

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Towards a New Philosophy for the EU: Globalization and Political Cultures in Europe

on February 6th, 2009 | Values

According to philosopher Allan Janik, the feeling that the EU is being swept away by globalization feeds the notion that European democracy is faltering. Janik argues for a new public philosophy based on a consensual European attitude towards globalization. At present, Europeans have diverging views towards globalization, formed in part by their political history and […]

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Stratégie européenne pour la croissance verte

Greening Economic Growth: Towards a Global Strategy for Europe

on February 6th, 2009 | ecology, Growth

In the context of an unstable global economy, three of the principal polluting nations ­ China, India and the United States ­ have, up to now, been reluctant to ratify any binding agreement on climate change. Consequently, it has been difficult for the European Union to commit to an ambitious environmental strategy without risking the […]

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