About us

Leading international thinktank and political network

Newsletter

Register for all the latest updates in our regular newsletter

Home Opinion
  • State of the Left - Netherlands
    René Cuperus - 20 March 2015
    Student protests in Amsterdam signal that political discontent in northern Europe may no longer be confined to ageing, angry rightwingers
  • State of the Left - United States
    John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira - 29 January 2015
    The Democrats must make an appeal to white working-class voters
  • State of the Left - Finland
    Mikko Majander - 12 December 2014
    Ahead of next April’s elections, Finland’s left-right coalition government is struggling in the polls. But, unlike elsewhere in Europe, populists are not benefiting from its woes
  • State of the Left - France
    Joël Gombin - 11 December 2014
    The French Socialist Party is failing to mobilise its potential support in the unions and civil society
  • Europe • Brexit • EPP
    Denis MacShane - 13 November 2014
    We are witnessing the emergence of a new European Union lacking a centre of power.
  • 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'.
  • Localism • Renewal • Politics
    Jonathan Carr-West - 09 October 2014
    Post-Scottish referendum, we find ourselves in a unique moment to deliver a connected localist agenda.
  • Elections • Sweden • Social Democracy
    Patrick Diamond - 18 September 2014
    Centre-left parties elsewhere in Europe, particularly Britain, should heed the success of the Social Democrats in Sweden.
  • Creative Economy • Growth • Social Justice
    Matthew Taylor - 09 September 2014
    We need industrial policies that strengthen the UK’s creative sector. This must be paired with recognising the links between cultural flourishing and social and economic progress.
  • Germany • Economic Governance • State
    Jörg Asmussen - 21 August 2014
    Economic discourse has for too long focused on a series of bogus alternatives. The time has come to put them behind us.

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.

Search Posts

search form
  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • Date posted