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  • Hachette Book Group
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  • Social Europe
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Past articles by George:

Spain Is Leading the Way on Perpetual Bonds by George Soros

When the European Council’s virtual summit convenes on April 23 to address how the European Union should cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, it should consider the Spanish government's submission carefully. Indeed, it should be the first item on the meeting’s agenda. → Read More

Europe’s Silent Majority Speaks Out by George Soros

What voters said in last month's European Parliament election is that they want to preserve the values on which the European Union was founded. But can Europe's leaders carry out the radical institutional reforms that voters also want? → Read More

In Defense of Open Society

An impassioned defense of open society, academic and media freedom, and human rights. → Read More

Europe, Please Wake Up by George Soros

The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognize the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the EU was founded. → Read More

The AI Threat to Open Societies by George Soros

In an age of populist nationalism, open societies have increasingly come under strain. But the threat of atavistic ideological movements pales in comparison to that posed by powerful new technologies in the hands of authoritarians. → Read More

How to Save Europe by George Soros

There is no longer any point in ignoring the reality that a number of European Union member countries have explicitly rejected the EU’s goal of “ever closer union.” Instead of a “multi-speed Europe,” where all members are still heading toward the same destination, the goal should be a “multi-track Europe” that offers member states a wider variety of choices. → Read More

Internet Monopolies Like Facebook and Google Have Become a Public Menace

The current moment in world history is a painful one. Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of dictatorships and mafia states, exemplified by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, are on the rise. In the United States, President Trump would like to establish his own mafia-style state but cannot, because the Constitution, other institutions, and a vibrant civil society won’t allow it. → Read More

The Social Media Threat to Society and Security by George Soros

It takes significant effort to assert and defend what John Stuart Mill called the freedom of mind. And there is a real chance that, once lost, those who grow up in the digital age – in which the power to command and shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few companies – will have difficulty regaining it. → Read More

The Hungarian Government’s Failed Campaign of Lies by George Soros

The Hungarian government has released the results of its "national consultation" on what it calls the "Soros Plan" to flood the country with Muslim migrants and refugees. But no such plan exists, only a taxpayer-funded propaganda campaign to help a corrupt administration deflect attention from its failure to fulfill Hungarians’ aspirations. → Read More

Brexit In Reverse?

If May wants to remain in power, she must change her approach to the Brexit negotiations. And there are signs that she is prepared to do so. → Read More

Brexit In Reverse?

Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons that the UK's withdrawal from the EU will not reduce their standard of living. The Brexit referendum cannot be undone, but people can change their minds about what their vote meant. → Read More

The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

With the new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, there is finally a place where Roma can work together to promote their identity and self-esteem. → Read More

Standing up for Europe

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

Standing Up for Europe

Today’s European Union needs both salvation and radical reinvention. Saving the EU must take precedence, because Europe is in existential danger; but, as French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized during his election campaign, reviving the support that the EU used to enjoy is no less essential. → Read More

The Open Society Foundations and George Soros

The Open Society Foundations were founded by George Soros, one of the world’s foremost philanthropists. Since 1984, he has given away over $13 billion. Find out more. → Read More

In Remembrance of Wiktor Osiatyński

These remarks were recently delivered by Open Society Foundations founder George Soros at the funeral for Wiktor Osiatyński, a longtime member of the Open Society Foundations family. → Read More

Saving Refugees to Save Europe

Rather than uniting to resist the populist threat they all face, EU member states have played into its hands, by becoming increasingly unwilling to cooperate with one another. Nowhere is this trend clearer than in the EU's response to the ongoing refugee crisis. → Read More

Brexit and the Future of Europe

Brexit is likely to cause Britain's economy and people to suffer significantly in the short to medium term, owing to profound uncertainty over the terms of divorce and the future of the UK itself. But the implications for Europe could be far worse. → Read More

The Case for Surge Funding

Epidemiologists know that spending a large amount of money up front can be far more effective than spending the same amount over several years. The same approach must be applied to the migrant crisis, where large investments are needed to avert an epidemic of fear, hatred, and radicalization. → Read More

Putin is No Ally Against ISIS

The leaders of the US and the EU are making a grievous error in thinking that President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against the Islamic State. Putin’s aim is to foster the hollowing out – and eventual disintegration – of the EU, and he may succeed if the West continues to ignore reality. → Read More