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  • EU • Conference • Leadership
    Renaud Thillaye - 11 June 2014
    ‘We are not short of ideas – what is missing is the political will’. These words, by European Commission vice-president Joaquín Almunia, captured perfectly the mood at Policy Network's conference on the aftermath of the European elections.
  • EU • Election • Debate
    Anthony Giddens - 10 June 2014
    As the battle to reshape the Union unfolds, let’s take on the arguments of the populists in a direct way.
  • EU • Election • Debate
    Charles Grant - 10 June 2014
    If politicians want a federal Europe they must do a better job of explaining to voters how a loss of sovereignty will deliver benefits.
  • EU • Results • Reform
    Renaud Thillaye - 04 June 2014
    ‘EU reform’ may be the mantra of the day, but Europeans want results. Rather than focusing on procedural and institutional issues, EU leaders should stand ready for real politics.
  • EU • UK • Reform
    Roger Liddle - 04 June 2014
    The European Parliament election results may have narrowed, not widened, the scope for EU reform.
  • EU • Democratic Deficit • Reform
    Kalypso Nicolaïdis - 04 June 2014
    The EU needs to undergo a radical democratic transformation if it is to recover the kind of appeal that will ensure its sustainability.
  • EU • Risk • Social Policy
    Daniel Innerarity - 03 June 2014
    Protecting Europeans citizens in the face of economic globalisation requires coordinating areas of social policy.
  • EU • Reform • Integration
    Jan Zielonka - 03 June 2014
    Europe needs a vision of functional integration orchestrated and managed not just by states, but also major regions, cities, NGOs and firms.
  • EU • Reform • Coordination
    Richard Corbett - 03 June 2014
    There is scope for a broad majority for reform in the new EU Parliament. However, this requires mainstream forces to agree a strategic agenda.
  • EU • Democracy • Values
    R. Daniel Kelemen - 02 June 2014
    As EU leaders work to strengthen legal enforcement of EU values, they must recognize that law alone cannot safeguard democracy. Political action is also necessary.

The Policy Network Observatory promotes critical debate and reflection on progressive politics. It is centre-left orientated but determinedly challenges social democracy. It is pro-European but restlessly questions EU institutions and practices.

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