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
01/03/2024

Next Left Vol. 15

Progressive Ambition: How to shape Europe in the next decade
24/01/2024

Progressive Yearbook 2024

Looking back to look ahead
13/06/2023

Europe and the war in Ukraine

From Russian aggression to a new Eastern policy
11/05/2023

Next Left Vol. 14

Crisis and progressive politics: How to make hard choices and succeed?
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Progressive Post
19/01/2024

Europe’s revamping is underway

04/09/2023

The wheels are coming off

12/04/2023

Social investment is key to overcoming the inclusion impasse

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Events
02/05/2024
Bratislava, Slovakia

Social and environmental justice in the EU

Who will pay for it?
30/04/2024
Brussels

Call to Europe – The future is social

18/04/2024
FEPS HQ

The transformation of the mainstream right in Western Europe

Implications for Social Democracy
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News
04/03/2024

FEPS at the PES Election Congress in Rome

04/10/2023

The EU at the time of the New Cold War

A manifesto signed by FEPS President and FEPS Secretary General
23/05/2023

Open Progressive University

FEPS launches first e-learning platform for Social Democrats
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EU-VÍZIÓ, Dull Szabolcs újságíró Andor Lászlóval beszélget

by MÚOSZ Magyar Újságírók Országos Szövetsége 11/04/2024
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the EU great Eastern enlargement, FEPS Secretary General László Andor talks, in this video interview to the Hungarian Journalists' Association, the functioning of the Commission and its further development.

Ласло Андор: Европа трябва да създаде нов модел за икономически растеж

by dir.bg 14/03/2024
'Europe must create a new model for economic growth'. Interview by Laszlo Andor, FEPS Secretary General

Цената на прехода – зелен, дигитален и демографски

by BNT 13/03/2024
'The cost of transition - green, digital and demographic' BNT Interview with László Andor about the three major transformations the world is facing.

Total honesty and far-right lies

by IPS Journal 04/12/2023
Dive into the insightful analysis published in IPS Journal by Tom Theuns, Assist. Prof at Leiden University, and László Andor, FEPS Secretary General, examining the Dutch election results and the conclusions that need to be drawn for a successful EU Integration

Ukrainas och Europas framtid diskuterades i Helsingfors

by Demokraatti 01/12/2023
'Future of Ukraine and Europe discussed in Helsinki' Demokraatti article about FEPS and Kalevi Sorsa Foundation event 'From Russia’s aggression to progressive recovery of Ukraine' held in Helsinki.
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Audiovisual

Social democracy and the working class with Jonas Pontusson

FEPS Talks #146

Social democracy and the working class with Jonas Pontusson

Video FEPS Talks #146

‘A free and democratic Europe: Countering far-right populism’ Flickr album

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