The post-Soviet era offered new opportunities to social democracy in Europe.

The former Communist parties were very soon converted into social democratic parties and they joined the SD family. This occurred mainly in Central and East Europe, but it was also the case in some European Union member states.

For instance, European social democracy found new members in many governments and played an important role in the first democratisation and privatisation period. The former ‘Nomenklatura’ m...

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