Global Governance

Rewrite the world - 2nd progressive parliamentary leaders’ conference, Rome 19-20 April

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The Parliamentary Group of the Italian Democratic Party, in cooperation with Global Progress and the Progressive Parliamentary Network, held the 2nd progressive parliamentary leaders’  conference “Rewrite the world: events are global, progressives too” in Rome on 19-20 April 2012.

The Euro crisis and the need for an alternative economic policy package for the Euro area, with Engelbert Stockhammer

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Global Progressive Forum (GPF) launched the Next Left Economic Circle in September 2011. The Next Left Economic Circle roundtables intend to gather progressive economists from European institutions, civil society organisations and private businesses insisting on the need to assess the theoretical bases underlying economic policy proposals.

Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) - Thursday 22 March 2012

Ministers for defence will meet within the Foreign Affairs Council, chaired by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. They will discuss the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations EUNAVFOR Atalanta, EUTM Somalia


On the anniversary of the reform movement – launched in Morocco on 20 February exactly one year ago – Hannes Swoboda, Leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, visited the country to discuss future co-operation.  He met today with a series of high-level politicians in the country, including Morocco's Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and advisors to the King.

Commenting on the outcome of his talks, S&D Group Leader Hannes Swoboda said: