László ANDOR

FEPS Secretary General

László Andor is a Hungarian economist, and former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (2010-2014). Since stepping down from the Commission, he has been head of department of economic policy at Corvinus University (Budapest), Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and a visiting professor at ULB (Brussels) as well as Sciences Po (Paris). He also became member in various think tanks (EPC, RAND Europe, Friends of Europe) in an advisory capacity.

Between 1991 and 2005, Andor taught political science and economic policy in Budapest, and was editor of the progressive social science journal Eszmélet. He was also a regular columnist for the weekly business magazine Figyelő and the daily Népszava. He has authored, edited or co-edited a dozen books in Hungary, including on economic and political history, comparative economics and globalization. Andor has also taught at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey, USA) as Visiting Fulbright Professor (1997-8) and worked as an adviser for the World Bank on SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative). He also worked as an adviser for the Budget Committee of the Hungarian Parliament (1998-9) and the Prime Minister’s Office (2002-5). From 2005 to 2010, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the EBRD (London), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.

Andor holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Karl Marx (now Corvinus) University, an MA in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, and PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1995). He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at Sofia University of National and World Economy and the Legion of Honour by the French President in 2014.

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Publications
28/09/2022

Towards a social democratic century? 

How European and global social democracy can steer a course through the crises
26/01/2022

Progressive Yearbook 2022

FEPS’ Progressive Yearbook has become a tradition and is now close to the heart of […]
27/05/2021

Book: Our European Future

FEPS contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe
28/01/2021

Progressive Yearbook 2021

What an extraordinary year 2020 was! And what an extraordinary challenge it is to drive […]
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Events
02/10/2022

Builders of Progress: Europe’s Next Gen Report Launch

Join us in the launch of the final report of the FEPS’ Builders of Progress […]
02/10/2022

The Geopolitics of Energy & the Green Transition

The long-term implications of the war in Ukraine
02/10/2022

Progressive Governance Summit 2022

This conference brings together cutting-edge intellectual thinking and impactful political actors for a renewal of the progressive […]
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21/06/2022

Ahead of this week’s European Council, progressive MEPs and MPs urge EU leaders to take resolute actions toward the Western Balkans

On 17 and 18 June, the ‘Friends of the Western Balkans’, the newly established network […]
31/05/2022

HRVP Josep Borrell participates in FEPS expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction of Ukraine

On May 23rd, FEPS organised a timely expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction […]
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The EU’s magic solution

by Euractiv 29/09/2022
Interview with FEPS Secretary General László Andor on the conditionality mechanism to Hungary

La spirale du prix de là guerre

by europanova 16/09/2022

‘Wave of poverty’ expected to hit Brussels in winter, says social welfare expert

by Euronews 08/09/2022

Whatever it takes, dieci anni dopo

by La Stampa 26/07/2022

‘Whatever it takes’, ten years on

by Social Europe 26/07/2022
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Audiovisual
Western Balkans closed-door meeting

Friends of the Western Balkans – 1st meeting

Plataform working

Work ahead: labour in the platform economy

Borrell - FEPS expert meeting on the war and the reconstruction of Ukraine

HRVP Josep Borrell at FEPS expert meeting on Ukraine war and reconstruction