FEPS’ Progressive Yearbook has become a tradition and is now close to the heart of the progressive political family in Brussels and beyond.

This yearly edition counts on renowned authors’ contributions, including academics, politicians, and civil society representatives.

The third edition of this publication focuses on transversal European issues that have left a mark on 2021 and insightful future-looking analyses for the new year.

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Foreword. Left turn of the tide?

European Chronology 2021
Commission at half-time – by László ANDOR

‘Impossible’ is a matter of opinion by Ania SKRZYPEK
Poverty in the EU: the Pillar of Social Rights as change- maker? – by Bea CANTILLON
Progressive Person of the Year – László ANDOR interviews Roberto GUALTIERI

One of our finest. In memory of Michael Hoppe – by Udo BULLMANN

Is Europe shaping the digital transformation? A new programmatic and political challenge for Progressives – by Maria João RODRIGUES
Europe’s authoritarian cancer: diagnoses, prognosis, and treatment – by R. Daniel KELEMEN
Ten years on: a new roadmap for reforming the European economic governance framework – by Shahin VALLÉE
EU vaccines – a success story on the way to forging a real Health Union – by Sara CERDAS
Young people already know how a post-Covid world should look like – by François BALATE
Why saving enlargement to the Western Balkans could help overcome the EU crisis – by Luisa CHIODI, Francesco MARTINO and Serena EPIS
European strategic autonomy between ambitions and pragmatism – by Alessandro MARRONE

Bulgaria 2022 – a new beginning? – by Georgi PIRINSKI
Does it take a moderate right-winger to defeat Orbán? Hungary’s political year in the light of the upcoming elections – by Anikó GREGOR


> In the shadow of the Kremlin. Russia-generated political threats to eastern and central European states, and to the interests of the West in Europe – by Maciej RAŚ
Afghan fallout – by Tomáš PETŘÍČEK


Let’s design a European state by Ulrike GUÉROT
> A green “whatever it takes” moment – by Mathieu BLONDEEL
Cautious optimism for EU economic governance and democracy in 2022 – by Vivien A. SCHMIDT
Technological strategic sovereignty living alongside science diplomacy – by Teresa RIERA MADURELL
The next chapter of EU-UK relations by Tom KIBASI
The Western Balkans in 2022 – by Daša ŠAŠIĆ ŠILOVIĆ
Dynamics of progressive policies – by Conny REUTER
Contradictory developments in the 2020s. Progressive learning vs the increasingly likely possibility of a global military catastrophe by Heikki PATOMÄKI
Youth and Covidkratia – by Bruno GONÇALVES

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