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Growth, reform and public trust in Europe
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Growth, reform and public trust in Europe

Policy Network's major annual event on the state of EU affairs – 5 March 2015

The challenge of accelerating UK housebuilding
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The challenge of accelerating UK housebuilding

Thomas Aubrey's new paper argues Britain’s housing crisis results from the failure of politicians to ensure that markets work in the public interest rather than to the benefit of the unproductive few

The Risk of Brexit: Britain and Europe in 2015
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The Risk of Brexit: Britain and Europe in 2015

Roger Liddle's new book poses a series of questions about how the debate on the future of Britain's EU membership will unfold over the course of the coming months and years

The challenge of the populist right
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The challenge of the populist right

It is the populist right that has reaped most of the electoral rewards in Europe in the aftermath of the Great Recession. What challenges is it posing?

Progressive Capitalism
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Progressive Capitalism


Debate on how Britain and other industrialised countries can build strong, sustainable and inclusive economies for the future.

  • State of the Left - United States

    The Democrats’ electoral and strategic quandary

    John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira

    The Democrats must make an appeal to white working-class voters

  • State of the Left - European Union

    A Greek drama: part three

    Jo Ritzen

    The EU must concentrate the European investment plan on post-crisis countries and remove constraints on innovation

  • State of the Left - Netherlands

    The populist Pandora’s box is open

    René Cuperus

    The European establishment ignores the populist tide sweeping Europe at its peril

  • State of the Left - Portugal

    The return of the moderates

    Hugo Coelho

    Syriza’s sister party is on the verge of dissolution, as the centre left are poised to return to power in Portugal

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