Europeans unite to uphold human rights and human dignity. Tens of thousands of refugees are trying to reach the safe haven of Europe – too many have died, have been mistreated by authorities and exploited by people smugglers! It is time for Europe to take decisive action, allowing refugees to enter the EU legally. As […]
In this episode of Social Europe Talk, recorded in the European Parliament in Brussels, our expert panel disucsses the position of Britain in Europe after the 2015 general election and debates whether we are now heading towards Brexit. Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer was joined by Richard Corbett MEP, former UK Europe minister Denis McShane […]
The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Washington organised an event on TTIP with the President of the German trade union confederation DGB, Reiner Hoffmann, and his US counterpart, Richard Trumka, the President of the AFL-CIO. The event was moderated by Shawn Donnan, the World Trade Editor of the Financial Times. […]
The Institute For New Economic Thinking (INET) is currently holding its annual conference in Paris. Part of the proceedings was a conversation on Eurozone problems between Joseph Stiglitz and Yanis Varoufakis. You can watch the full video of the exchange below. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below.
Thomas Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman were brought together in one event organised by 92nd Street Y in New York City to discuss economic issues and inequality in particular. You can watch the full conversation below. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below.
In this first episode of Social Europe Talk (SET) economists James K. Galbraith and David Lizoain as well as Maria Joao Rodrigues, the Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, join Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer to discuss ‘Where now for Greece and the Eurozone?’ Have something to add to this story? Share […]
Mark Blyth has become one of the world’s leading scholars on austerity and how this wrong-headed policy wrecks economies. If you want the key arguments for why this is the case in 7 minutes then watch the video below (thanks to the Real News Network for proving this video report). The US Senate Budget Committee invited Mark […]
Since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis more than half a decade ago the term ‘systemic risk’ has been used a lot. But what exactly does it mean? What is the system and what is the risk? Is there just financial risk or are there wider repercussions if a ‘systemic crisis’ occurs? In […]
Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss the issue of EU migration and what the real problems are. The event was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office and Compass. It was also the launch of the SEJ Research Essay on the same topic. Have something to add to this story? Share it in […]
Social Europe Journal editor Henning Meyer talks to consumers on London’s street about the Rana Plaza collapse and what can be done to improve the situation of workers in the textile industry supply chain. There was a high degree of awareness amongst the interviewees and they also supported the point, made by activists from Bangladesh, […]
As part of the joint FES – SEJ “After Rana Plaza” project, we talked to local activists in Bangladesh about the situation after the disastrous building collapse. Our interview partners were: Roy Ramesh Chandra of the United Federation of Garment Workers (UFGW), Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed of the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies and Nazma […]
How would you describe the political situation in Italy? Well, it was easier to elect Pope Francis I. than a new Italian Prime Minister. The word “fog” was used by the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, during a recent conference. One of the other conference speakers referred to Giorgio Napolitano as, “A sort of […]