11.10.2012
The Ambition Must Be Green – Reflections on the Dutch Election

Voters dealt the Dutch GroenLinks party a painful blow. The solution is clear: the party must get its act together and pursue an unambiguously Green identity.

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06.09.2012
Decision-Making and Planetary Survival

Today, democracy is too often based on short-term interests. Policies are therefore designed for that purpose – pre-election budgets for example – and the long term interests of the planet are given less priority.

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21.08.2012
Sweden: Greens Are Not the Twins of the Old Left

The debate on what distinguishes the Green movement from the left has reignited in Sweden.

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06.07.2012
Romania as Another Ailing European Democracy?

Romania’s transition from Communist-era dictatorship to western democracy has not been an easy one.

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16.06.2012
Towards a New Green Leadership on Economic and Social Issues

The Greens have to use alternative green economic concepts and share them far beyond the academic sphere, with all who are now starting to realise that our economy is completely unsustainable. And above all they have to assert their specific approach to social justice.

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15.06.2012
Greek Elections 2012: the Unfulfilled Green Expectations and the Way Ahead

With a rerun of Greek elections taking place this weekend, what are the prospects that the political upheaval in the country will present an opening for the Greens?

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01.05.2012
Delivering hope – is there a green answer to the challenges raised by the rise of the Front National?

The success of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French Presidential election, and the success of similar nationalistic parties in other European countries, has left many wondering how the greens and progressive forces should respond to this perceived threat to European values. Edouard Gaudot suggests that the answer lies in offering hope to those who feel rejected by the political and economic system.

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01.05.2012
Austerity and the old dilemma of French political ecology

As with every presidential election, France is addressing national issues and shrugging off those promoted by the Greens.

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01.05.2012
Austerity in Spain – a failed ideology

This article aims to analyse the consequences of the structural reforms and expenditure cuts in Spain. It starts from a theoretical debate of why are these measures taken, continues with the details on the reforms and discussing whether Spain is going to achieve the EU deficit objectives, and finishes proposing a change in the approach at Spanish and EU level.

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01.03.2012
Only deeper European unification can save the eurozone

The ad-hoc solutions put forward by European leaders have failed to pull the continent from its economic crisis. As uncertainty continues, it is clear that only a decisive shift to a strong, democratic EU can save the Euro and guarantee the Union’s future. However this process must take place in a way that is open and transparent if it is to succeed.

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