László Andor

FEPS Secretary General. He was formerly the EU’s Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. From 2005 until 2010, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the EBRD (London), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia

A too Teutonic talk

As we learned from the great British historian Eric Hobsbawm, tradition is something that is invented. The tradition of State of the Union (SOTEU) speeches by the European Commission president was invented in 2010, in the wake of the great financial crisis. It has always provided a panorama of EU policies, sending out open or …

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The EU and COVID-19: what we learned so far

When life returns to the EU institutions and work restarts after the holiday season, it should be highlighted that the summer was not wasted. The European Council adopted critical, innovative and to some extent revolutionary decisions to create an effective fiscal capacity against the recession that has been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The main …

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Driving Europe to a new era

On the 1st of July, Germany took over the rotating presidency of the EU Council. For some, and especially for the readers of the late sociologist Ulrich Beck, the significance of this might be questionable.

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