The challenge of putting climate action and sustainability at the centre of politics is huge. Even though the need for a comprehensive transformation is unquestionable and public support enormous, there is no consensus on how to get there. Crucial for progressive climate politics is the reform of economic and social institutions as well as the collaboration of social movements with different backgrounds and objectives.
With the British referendum around the corner Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales (live from London), and Michael Kellner, political General Secretary of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (on site), discuss a possible withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at Das Progressive Zentrum.
Germany has recently been criticised for its current account surplus, urged to spend on investment to reflate Europe’s markets. However, domestic demand has been growing lately and additional investments would only have a marginal impact on export growth in countries where this is needed most. Europe must face the truth: it seems unlikely that Germany will back a ‘large pan-Eurozone fiscal stimulus’.
Viele Jahrzehnte galt das deutsche Parteiensystem als hyperstabil, und diese Stabilität ver-dankte sich in erster Linie der Rolle der Volksparteien, die auf dem Zenit ihrer Integrations- und Bindungsfähigkeit Anfang der 1970er Jahre mehr als 90 Prozent der Wählerstimmen auf sich vereinigen konnten.