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  • TTIP • EU • Trade
    Alastair Reed - 23 April 2015
    On TTIP the EU needs to guard against a popular backlash and leave out issues where there are legitimate concerns
  • Europe • Growth • Economy
    Renaud Thillaye - 13 November 2014
    The left is not getting any credit for the return of a growth-friendly narrative in Europe.
  • State of the Left - Germany
    Michael Miebach - 07 November 2014
    Europe must face the truth: it seems unlikely that Germany will back a 'large pan-Eurozone fiscal stimulus'.
  • State of the Left - Germany
    Michael Miebach - 17 September 2014
    Three recent elections in East German states have sign posted voter fragmentation ahead for both  Merkel’s CDU/CSU and Gabriel’s SPD.
  • Energy • Industry • Social Justice
    Jürgen Krönig - 27 March 2014
    The daunting challenge to balance industrial competitiveness, social justice, green goals and energy security.
  • State of the Left - Germany
    Michael Miebach - 22 January 2014
    After a resounding defeat in the recent general election, the SPD have now maneuvered into a position where they can strongly challenge Merkel.
  • Germany • Steinbrück • Election
    Michael Miebach - 19 September 2013
    Almost a third of the voters remain undecided days before the election as Germany’s coalition dynamics reach fever pitch.
  • Germany • Politics • Election
    Michael Miebach - 21 August 2013
    It might look like a predictable win for Merkel on paper; but the post-election coalition talks look set to deliver high intensity political drama.
  • Germany • SPD • Election
    Michael Miebach - 24 June 2013
    The three figureheads of the SPD are moving in different directions with less than 100 days to go until the German election.
  • Germany • Coalition • Party Identity
    Michael Miebach - 30 April 2013
    The best prospects of an SPD-Green Party coalition in Germany lie in resetting a flawed campaign strategy and focusing on maximising voter potential.

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