For a democratic, just, and sustainable Europe

Brave New Europe

BRAVE NEW EUROPE will be the first pan-European blog presenting a broad range of themes of general European interest:

  1. EU Politics: Whom does the EU serve, influence of corporations and banks

  2. Finance: Austerity, economics, state finances, tax, financial industry, subsidies

  3. Sustainability: Climate change, energy, pollution, agriculture, natural resources

  4. Corruption: Lobbying, misuse of public funds, revolving door, selling democracy

  5. Media: Media economics and concentration, media and political parties

  6. Solutions: Policies that can bring change to benefit EU society and not the 1%


BRAVE NEW EUROPE will be run as a multi-media website, incorporating text, audio and video.

BRAVE NEW EUROPE will be published in English, which has become the lingua franca of Europe.

It will daily provide original content, including its own podcasts, and cross postings, as well as investigative reports which might otherwise be ignored (often because they are written in a minority language).

A row of prominent contributors will be organised before going online, but anyone will be able to submit or recommend articles for publication. These will then be judged upon their merit and relevance. Readers will also be asked to submit links, which they consider important for the discussion on BRAVE NEW EUROPE.

Additionally it will provide links to articles in the media that point to systematic disinformation, uncovered either by our own fact-checking or by other journalists challenging accepted spin.

BRAVE NEW EUROPE will work together with investigative journalists throughout the continent, relating purportedly isolated scandals, where relevant, to the larger framework of corruption and disinformation prevalent in Europe and worldwide.

Authors and Organisations Committed to Providing Content for BRAVE NEW EUROPE


Miguel Alba – Policy researcher in private sector and tax policies, Oxfam Intermón

Andrzej Ancygier – Climate Analytics, Deputy Head of Climate Policy Team

Animate RSA – The RSA Animate series was conceived as an innovative, accessible and unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas from the Royal Society of Art’s public events programme. (Cross-postings)

Dan Bailey – Post-Doctoral Fellow at SPERI

Mark Blyth – Author, Researcher, Educator, and Consultant on International Political Economy, Brown University, Author of “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea”

Fran Boait – Executive Director of Positive Money

Einar Braathen – Political scientist, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)

Karl Brenke – Economist, German Institute for Economics (DIW)

Martin Cames – Öko Institut

Andrea Lorenzo Capussela – Expert in Competition Policy, State Building and Corruption

Sergio Cesaratto – Professor of Growth and Development Economics and of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the European Monetary Union, University of Siena

Josh Ryan-Collins Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation

Christine Cooper – Co-editor Critical Perspectives on Accounting, University of Strathclyde

Corporate Europe Observatory A research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

Hulya Dagdeviren – Professor of Economic Development, Business School, University of Hertfordshire

Aeron Davis Professor of Political Communication, Co-Director of Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London

Yorgos Dedes – SOAS University of London, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

DeSmog UK – An NGO uncovering the undue influence of climate science denial and the fossil fuel industry on energy and climate policy (Cross-posting)

Diane Elson – Feminist economist, University of Essex, Member of UK Women’s Budget Group

Financial Transparency Coalition – A global network of civil society, governments, and the world’s foremost experts on illicit financial flows (Cross-posting)

Heiner Flassbeck – Economist, Publisher and Editor of Makroskop and flassbeck economics international

Daniela Gabor – Economist, University of the West of England, Bristol

Lina Galvez Munoz – Professor of Economic History and Gender Studies at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville

Nadia Garbellini – Economist, Universita degli Studi di Pavia

Duncan Green – Head of Research at Oxfam GB

Benedikt Haerlin – Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft

Bill Hare – Director Climate Analytics

Shaun Hargreaves-Heap – Economist, Department of `Political Economy, King’s College, London

Jason Hickel – Anthropologist, London School of Economics; Director of Policy at /The Rules; Author of “The Divide: A New History of Global Inequality”

Colin Hines – Author ‘Progressive Protectionism’ and Convenor UK Green New Deal Group

Stuart Holland – Economist, University Coimbra

Srećko Horvat – philosopher, author and political activist

Vedran Horvat – Managing Director Institute for Political Ecology (Zagreb), Journalist, Researcher

Zoran Ivančić – CPI Foundation Sarajevo, producer, open data, environment, human rights activist and advocacy trainer. 

Andrew Jennings – Investigative journalist specialised in crime in sport, renowned for his exposure of the IOC and FIFA

Annina Kaltenbrunner – Economist, Leeds University Business School

Steve Keen Economist, Kingston University, Blogger “Debtwatch”

Juan Laborda – Financial Economics, University of Carlos III; Money and Banking, Syracuse University (Madrid)

Stewart Lansley – economist and academic, author of A Sharing Economy (2016) and (with Jo Mack) Breadline Britain ( 2015)

Costas Lapavitsas – Economist, SOAS University of London

Jane Lethbridge Public Services International Research Unit, University of Greenwich

Lorenzo Marsili – Co-founder and Director of European Alternatives, Initiator and current Spokesperson of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism

Abigail McKnight – Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics

Mary Mellor – Northumbria University, Green Economics

Sandro Mezzadra – Professor for Political Theory and Philosophy, University Bologna and Humboldt University

Jo Michell – Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol

Paul Monaghan – Director of Up the Ethics and globally-recognised champion of social enterprise

Ozlem Onaran – Professor of economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich

Heikki PatomäkiPolitical Economist, University of Helsinki, Civic activist

Jamie Peck Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy, Distinguished University Scholar, and Professor of Geography Managing Editor, Environment & Planning A

Ann Pettifor – Economist, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) – Blogger “Debtonation”, Author of “Just Money – How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance”

Kate PickettProfessor of Epidemiology, University Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, University of York

Zoltan Pogatsa – Lecturer in political economy, University of West Hungary, Central European University

Post-Crash Economics Society – A group of economics students at The University of Manchester whose belief is that the content of the economics syllabus and teaching methods could and should be seriously rethought

Vladimir Radomirović – Editor-In-Chief of (Serbia)

Howard Reed – Economist, Director of Landman Economics

Aidan Regan – Assistent Professor, University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)

Resolution Foundation – A British think tank with the aim of improving the standard of living of low- and middle-income families in the UK

Ruediger Rossig – Investigative Journalist, Balkan Expert

Alfredo Saad FilhoPolitical economist, SOAS University of London

Malcolm Sawyer – Economist, Leeds University Business School

Nicholas Shaxson – Tax Justice Network, Investigative Journalist, Author of “Treasure Islands”

David Shirreff – Former finance and business journalist at The Economist, Author of “Break up the Banks!”, Playwright

Andrew Simms – Co-founder New Weather Institute, Centre for Global Political Economy at University of Sussex, and fellow of the New Economics Foundation.

Jeremy Smith – Co-Director of PRIME Economics

Guy Standing – economist, professorial research associate, SOAS University of London, author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, and The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and Work does not pay

Antonella Stirati – Professor for political economics at Università Roma Tre

Andy Storey – Sociologist, University College Dublin

Wolfgang Streeck – Sociologist, Director emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institut for Gesellschafsforschung, Cologne

Lars Pålsson Syll – Economist, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö University

Tax Justice Network – An NGO dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the area of international tax and the international aspects of financial regulation (Cross-postings)

Tomislav Tomasevic – activist and researcher on environmental justice, program director of Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia

Olivier Tonneau lecturer in modern languages at Homerton College, Cambridge, Member of France Insoumise (France Unbowed) and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Juan Torres-Lopez – Political Economist, University of Seville (Spain)

Yanis Varoufakis – Economist, Co-Founder of DiEM 25, Blogger “thoughts for the post-2008 world”

Dieter Vesper – Macroeconomist, Berlin

Asbjørn Wahl – Director of the broad Campaign for the Welfare State in Norway, Adviser to the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees, Chair of the ITF Working Group on Climate Change

John Weeks – Economist, University of London, Author of “The Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy”

David Whyte – University of Liverpool, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

James Wilsdon – University of Sheffield, Research Policy, Director of Impact & Engagement Faculty of Social Sciences

Devrim YilmazEconomist, Kingston University




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