Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons. One year ago, when a slim majority voted for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, they believed the promises of the popular press, and of the politicians who backed the Leave campaign, that Brexit would not reduce their living standards. […]
The asylum policy that emerged from the European Union’s negotiations last month with Turkey became effective on April 4, when 202 asylum-seekers were deported from Greece. The policy has four fundamental flaws. It was negotiated with Turkey and imposed on the EU by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is severely under-funded. It is not voluntary, […]
Open societies are always endangered. This is especially true of America and Europe today, as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and the way that America and Europe, particularly France, have reacted to them. Jihadi terrorists, like the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda, have discovered the Achilles heel of our […]
The European Union needs to accept responsibility for the lack of a common asylum policy, which has transformed this year’s growing influx of refugees from a manageable problem into yet another political crisis. Each member state has selfishly focused on its own interests, often acting against the interests of others. This precipitated panic among asylum […]
At the recent annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), held in Paris, George Soros discussed the key issues determining the future of Europe – from the conflict in Ukraine to the Greek crisis. Watch the full conversation below. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below.
The Tragedy of the European Union – The LSE has published a video of an interesting recent event. This event marked the publication of George Soros’ new book, The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? in which he reveals the roots of Europe’s current financial crisis and comprehensively assesses the consequences of that crisis for the […]
World economy – Efforts to revive growth in the world’s most influential economies – with the exception of the eurozone – are having a beneficial effect worldwide. All of the looming problems for the global economy are political in character. After 25 years of stagnation, Japan is attempting to reinvigorate its economy by engaging in […]
European Roma – Across Europe, millions are suffering from unemployment and the prospect of a long period of economic stagnation. But no group has been harder hit than the Roma. There are more than ten million European Roma, mostly concentrated in the Balkans and in the European Union’s newest member states, especially Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, […]
As far as Germany is concerned, the drama of the euro crisis is over. The subject was barely discussed in the country’s recent election campaign. Chancellor Angela Merkel did what was necessary to ensure the euro’s survival, and she did so at the least possible cost to Germany – a feat that earned her the […]
My objective in coming here today is to discuss the euro crisis. I think you will all agree that the crisis is far from resolved. It has already caused tremendous damage both financially and politically and taken an extensive human toll as well. It has transformed the European Union into something radically different from what […]
Watch investor and philanthropist George Soros discuss the Eurozone Crisis and the existential danger it poses for the European integration process.The talk was recorded in New York at the event ‘A Discussion on the Future of Europe,’ organized by the Center on Global Economic Goverenance, SIPA, Columbia University, with The Brookings Institution and World Leaders […]
Watch George Soros discuss the new social initiative of his foundation to create a new atmosphere of solidarity in Greece and help to alleviate the rising tensions in the country. This talk was held at the ‘Europa nach der Krise’ conference organised by the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance in Berlin on 30th October 2012.