Nobel laureates denounce ‘anti-EU’ political programmes18/04/17Government
Nobel Prize laureates have created a tribune in which they warn on the dangers of anti-EU political programmes.
Joseph Stiglitz and Jean Tirole, both recipients of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with 23 other Nobel laureates, called for a pro-European attitude and solidarity on policies.
‘Some of us have been quoted by candidates of the French presidential elections to justify a political programme on the issue of Europe. The signatories of this letter have different positions on the complex subjects of monetary union and recovery policies.
‘Our opinions, however, converge to condemn this instrumentality of the economic thinking in the framework of the French electoral campaign,’ they wrote.
The laureates underlined other points, including keeping peace on the continent and allowing economic progress; the dangers of isolationist and protectionist policies; the economic opportunity of migration; compliance with social justice, equity and social protection; and the need for more solidarity.