About: Thomas Piketty

Elections 13-03-2017

Hamon plans radical departure from EU ‘blabla’

Benoît Hamon said on Friday (10 March) that a multi-speed Europe is just EU “blabla” and tried to drum up intergovernmental support for a €1 trillion energy transition investment programme. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 13-02-2017

Piketty outlines eurozone assembly proposal to ‘democratise’ single currency

As Benoît Hamon’s advisor for European budgetary issues, Thomas Piketty hopes to construct a “democratic decision-making mechanism” within the eurozone, he told France Inter on Sunday (12 February). Euractiv’s partner Ouest-France reports.

Commission backs French labour law reforms

Vladis Dombrovskis, the European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, has welcomed France's controversial labour law reforms, which directly respond to the EU executive's criticisms of the French economy. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 05-11-2015

Piketty: Rich individuals must foot bill for climate change

Individuals, not states, should be charged for the CO2 they emit. This idea is central to the system proposed by French economist Thomas Piketty, which would place more responsibility for climate change at Europe’s door. EURACTIV France reports

Analysts: Refugees ‘may end up boosting European economies’

European nations overwhelmed by the biggest refugee crisis since World War II may end up boosting their economies if they just let the migrants in, analysts say.
Development Policy 11-09-2015

Piketty: EU must demand more transparency from companies in Africa

The European Union should require companies operating in Africa to disclose the taxes they pay there more transparently, to ensure they contribute fairly to government revenues, French economist Thomas Piketty said on Thursday (10 September).
Euro & Finance 04-09-2015

Stiglitz: ‘Inequality is holding back the American economy’

The US economic recovery is false, according to Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. He told La Tribune that sustainable growth can only be achieved by tackling inequality, limiting the power of the financial sector, and reempowering trade unions.
Euro & Finance 08-07-2015

Leading economists urge Merkel to cut Greek debt

Renowned economists Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs and three others urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (7 July) to agree to cut Greece's debt to "avoid further disaster".
Thomas Piketty

Piketty: ‘It is a surprise that a candidate for EU Commission president comes from a tax haven’

In an interview with EURACTIV, "rock star" economist Thomas Piketty argued for a deep institutional reform of the European Union that would show citizens that Europe is working for social justice. He is also shocked that the EPP chose a candidate from Luxembourg, a tax haven.
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