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    In this nightmare vision of cats in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?

    Issue #25 Progressive Post

The recent European elections have emboldened the far right, the centre-right looks like the real winner and Social Democrats have held their ground. Our Special Coverage, EU 2024: the unpredictable well-known, analyses the results and attempts to predict what to expect from this new, more right-leaning, European Parliament. Elections are also at the centre of the Dossier on Protecting democracy from digital disinformation about the threats of AI and ever-more sophisticated digital manipulations to democratic processes. 

Our Focus on A single market with a social face departs from former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta's report on the EU's internal market, its weaknesses and possible reforms and the second Dossier, Housing is a human right, we delve into a crisis that hits not just the most vulnerable sectors of society but – increasingly – the middle classes: adequate housing.

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The housing crisis in Europe is becoming increasingly urgent. In the past, it mainly affected low-income and vulnerable categories (including workers, migrants, youth and single parents). Today, however, middle-income groups too often see half of their salaries eaten up by rents or mortgages. Housing insecurity and housing costs also impact people's health and well-being. In the […]
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There's a big talk in Brussels and in some national capitals about boosting the European single market to promote the EU's industries and its global competitiveness. The question, however, is: for what, precisely, do we want to be competitive? In this dossier, the Progressive Post wants to remind EU decision-makers and stakeholders that relaunching one of […]
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In this year of super-elections, with the European elections in June and the US presidential election in November, the question of defending liberal democracies and electoral processes from the escalating threat of ever-more sophisticated digital manipulation and disinformation has become paramount. In this new dossier, we analyse how disinformation tactics – often carried out by foreign […]
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European integration has long been skewed towards the economy. Proposals for parallel social integration have been around for many years but only got a real boost with the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in 2017. In the electoral year to come, its 20 principles on equal opportunities and access to the labour market, […]
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Women in politics do make a difference. It is not just a question of fair representation of half of mankind, of quotas and seats in parliament. Obviously, women's underrepresentation at all levels of decision-making constitutes a severe democratic deficit, and gender parity is still far from being achieved all over the world. Yet, besides these significant […]
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