Next Left Economic Circle

The roundtables of the Next Left Economic Circle bring together progressive economists from different European institutions, from civil society organisations and the business sector, who wish to evaluate the economic theoretical corpus behind economic policy proposals. The roundtables consist of regular public meetings, co-organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the S&D Group at the European Parliament). They take place in the European Parliament in Brussels or in FEPS headquarters. For each roundtable, a renowned economist is invited as a guest speaker. 

Latest roundtables

20.10.2015: "Saving the Eurozone: What might a Franco-German initiative look like?"

Shahin Vallée, former Economic Advisor to the French Minister for the Economy Emmanuel Macron

Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Chief Economist at the German Ministry for Economic Affairs


10.12.2015: Expert Workshop with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup


03.05.2016: "Towards a European Unemployment Insurance Scheme?"

László Andor, former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Sebastian Dullien, Professor for International Economics at HTW Berlin


30.08.2016: "Brussels book launch: Verteilungskampf - Warum Deutschland immer ungleicher wird"

Author: Marcel Fratzscher, President, German Institute for Economic Research

Discussant: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs


08.03.2017: "Do we need Sovereign Wealth Funds in the EU?"

Giacomo Corneo, Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy at the Free University of Berlin

Jacques Delpla, Associate Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics