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Higher growth, equity and solidarity to relaunch the European project

By Paolo Guerrieri / 5 April, 2017

This text is based on thoughts presented by Paolo Guerrieri at the FEPS conference “Looking for a different Europe. Reflections and perspectives” on 21st March 2017    Growth, equity and solidarity should be the three pillars on which to build the future of the European union. Over many past decades, the...

Progressive policies for EU growth and equity

By Stephany Griffith-Jones / 27 March, 2017

This text is based on thoughts presented by Stephany Griffith-Jones at the FEPS conference “Looking for a different Europe. Reflections and perspectives” on 21st March 2017  An important, though not the only, cause for the rise of extreme right-wing parties is very weak recovery from the Eurozone debt crisis; recent evolution...

From crisis to cohesion, restoring growth in Southern Europe

By Michael Dauderstädt / 22 March, 2017

Weak growth in the euro area has been primarily caused by the crisis in Southern Europe, where, since 2009, gross domestic product (GDP) has fallen in Greece, Spain and Portugal and grown only minimally in Italy. New growth and cohesion require different national strategies and European policies and institutions. Contrary...

Inequality, wealth, and capital

By Joseph Stiglitz / 30 January, 2014

Inequality has become one of the major debating points among economists—not a surprise given the large increase in inequality over the past 35 years. What are the reasons that the rich are getting richer and what impact does this have on the rest of society? What can we do about...

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