SPD’s Elections Strategy: Gain Support from Social Promises

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Series Details No. 40, April 2017
Publication Date 24/04/2017
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The Polish Institute of International Affairs is an analytical institution established by an act of Parliament in 1996 to carry out research and provide expertise in international affairs. PISM disseminates information on contemporary international issues and maintains contacts with academic and political centres in Poland and abroad. The Institute runs courses for public servants, maintains a library (open to the public; 165,000 books and journals), organises conferences, and publishes books, periodicals and documents on Polish foreign policy and international matters.

The funding for PISM comes from the budget. The director is appointed by the prime minister for a term of five years, following consultation with the minister of foreign affairs. The minister supervises the Institute and appoints its advisory council, which includes a representative of the President of the Republic of Poland, academics and officials.Germany’s Social Democrats launched their 2017 federal election campaign with a series of welfare promises. Its goals were to regain the support of left-wing voters and reconquer terrain in the political centre from the Christian Democrats. If the SPD’s strategy succeeded, German economic policy would shift to the left. For Poland, this might mean better conditions for exports but also the challenge of faster integration of the euro area.

Source Link http://www.pism.pl/publications/bulletin/no-40-980
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