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Impressions – Stockholm Seminar

The Progressive Alliance Seminar took place on 23 and 24 October 2013 in Stockholm.

Stefan Löfven sommartal For pictures of the conference please click here. Read More…

Call for Video Clips – A New Global Deal

During the Progressive Alliance Seminar -A New Global Deal-, in Stockholm on 24th October we would like to show working life and criticism of society in as many countries as possible.
You decide if the pictures in your video are working environment, society or even show representatives of your party. This will be a moment of contemporary culture and hopefully a smile of recognition. Read More…

Invitation – Progressive Alliance seminar: “A New Global Deal”, 23 and 24 October 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the Progressive Alliance seminar – A New Global Deal – hosted by The Swedish Social Democratic Party.
Globalization and mobile capital flows indeed offer an opportunity for increased growth which creates capacity to increase prosperity for all. However, a continuing challenge ahead is how to improve the functioning of capital markets. Without proper regulation, and without clear political will, the result of increased trade might still be growth, however not automatically equitable distribution and not as economically effective and sustainable as possible. To put it simple, the natural driving force of private capital is profit maximization,
and the driving force of labour is a decent living standard. The driving force of states should be the well-being of its citizens and economic stability. In the long run these actors are interdependent, as the objectives of each depend upon strong and sustainable growth. Read More…

Input Paper – A Global New Deal

The 2008 financial crisis, and subsequent crisis and recession in the real economy directly affected many both small and large economies, and indirectly a large part of the rest of the world. The negative consequences linger and manifest itself both in economic and social consequences. The recovery in growth has been slow and even absent in some hard hit economies, and inequalities in income have increased following the fall in employment. Some policy responses have been taken aiming at increasing the stability and predictability in financial markets to avoid future destabilization caused by, relative to other areas of the economy, excessive and volatile capital amounts. Strengthening public confidence and faith in building progressive and inclusive societies requires a national and international dialogue and decisions regarding new policy approaches. Read More…