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  • State of the Left - Australia
    Richard Angell - 07 July 2016
    How did Australia's Labor leader achieve a late surge in the face of a hostile media?
  • State of the Left - Spain
    Luis Fernando Medina Sierra - 07 July 2016
    With last month’s repeat elections producing an almost identical outcome, many are asking why the populist left coalition failed to deliver
  • State of the Left - Poland
    Jędrzej Włodarczyk - 07 July 2016
    While Poland’s political landscape remains intensely challenging, a fresh force on the left could be in with a shot
  • State of the Left - Germany
    Michael Miebach - 07 July 2016

    The German SPD must be cautious not to over promise and under deliver in its response to Britain’s exit from the EU

  • State of the Left - France
    Jocelyn Evans and Gilles Ivaldi - 07 July 2016
    The decision by France’s Socialists to hold a presidential primary may represent a U-turn, but it is a strategic move on the part of François Hollande
  • State of the Left - Austria
    Gerhard Marchl - 07 July 2016
    Ahead of the re-run of Austria's presidential election there are alarming similarities to the UK’s pre-Brexit political landscape
  • Brexit
    Patrick Diamond - 04 July 2016
    Labour must build bridges between communities at ease with economic change and openness and those who resent it
  • Brexit - Germany
    Jens Zimmermann - 30 June 2016
    Young generations grasp the big-picture strengths of the EU. These must be made more apparent to all
  • Brexit - Denmark
    Noa Redington - 30 June 2016
    Danish Eurosceptics are likely to be re-energised by the loss of the UK as a vital ally to Denmark’s interests within the EU
  • Brexit - Ireland
    Maeve Glavey - 30 June 2016
    The knowledge that the uncertainty of Brexit could stir up serious problems for Ireland has necessitated a calm and measured response so far

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