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  • State of the Left - United States
    Daniella Gibbs Leger - 25 June 2015
    The Democrats’ presidential hopefuls must reconcile recognising the progress of the Obama years with presenting their own vision for the future
  • State of the Left - Mexico
    Arturo Franco - 25 June 2015
    Once a beacon of hope, Mexico’s divided left now stands at a crossroads
  • State of the Left - Netherlands
    René Cuperus - 25 June 2015
    Just as victory for our allies abroad can bolster confidence, we share in the despair of defeat
  • State of the Left - Ireland
    Eoin O’Malley - 25 June 2015
    Ireland’s referendum belies political apathy and offers political parties some lessons
  • State of the Left - Sweden
    Katrine Marçal - 24 June 2015
    Patriotic rhetoric and a programme for radical economic change lay at the heart of the appeal of Swedish social democracy
  • State of the Left - Denmark
    Kristian Weise - 24 June 2015
    The Social Democrats emerged the largest party in last week’s elections but had to concede power amid strong gains for the populist right
  • State of the Left - Greece
    Yannis Palaiologos - 24 June 2015
    The prospect of a disastrous ‘Grexit’ looks to have been averted but there are few grounds for optimism about Greece’s future
  • Eurozone • Britain • EU
    Renaud Thillaye - 23 June 2015
    A new report tells an interesting story about how eurozone leaders see their future together
  • Social investment • Europe
    Patrick Diamond - 16 June 2015
    Austerity has weakened public investment, but the case for it in Europe is more relevant than ever
  • EU • UK • Brexit
    Roger Liddle - 11 June 2015
    The prime minister's current stance on an in/out referendum risks not only our membership of the EU but the unity of the UK

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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