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  • Labour Market • Skills • Investment
    Edoardo Campanella - 14 August 2014
    Generational renewal and technological progress will in time shift pain away from Europe's young people.
  • Growth • Jobs • Competitiveness
    Will Marshall - 17 July 2014
    It’s economic growth and innovation that allow high living standards and generous welfare states to be a reality.
  • Growth • Wages • Work
    Gavin Kelly - 19 June 2014
    The relationship between wages and growth goes to the heart of economic performance as well as democratic legitimacy.
  • Free Market • Progressivism • Redistribution
    Monika Sie - 18 June 2014
    Relying primarily on taxation and welfare benefits to achieve progressive goals is becoming increasingly problematic.
  • Women • Vote • Social Democracy
    Michael McTernan - 12 June 2014
    The left drift of female voters is no guaranteed win for social democracy. But if policy is targeted effectively, benefits are likely to follow.
  • State of the Left – Latvia
    Daunis Auers - 29 May 2014
    In an election shaped by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Latvian voters flocked to support their pro-EU government, but the election result was more one of realpolitik than Europhilia in one of the EU’s newest member states.
  • EU • Matteo Renzi • Election
    Mattia Guidi - 07 May 2014
    Renzi is still flying high. The European elections will be the first legitimacy test for the new leader’s bold style of political combat.
  • Insecurity • Governance • Politics
    Policy Network - 24 April 2014
    A winning electoral strategy depends on an accurate understanding of social trends and attitudes in the ‘5 – 75 – 20 society’.
  • Crisis • Deflation Trap • Optimism
    Andrew Gamble - 17 April 2014
    A new era of prosperity of the international economy can be achieved, but only if some key structural obstacles are again removed.
  • Monetary Policy • Income • Distribution
    Thomas Aubrey - 09 April 2014
    Central banks’ drive to stabilise inflation has distorted the distribution of income. It is time for monetary policy to become central to the political debate once more.

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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