Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hopes that a new peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group could be possible by the end of November and did not dismiss the possibility of organising another referendum, in an exclusive interview with EurActiv’s partner EFE.
Europe needs to up the pressure and terminate its refugee deal with Ankara, especially since the bloc only showed “concern” that Turkey arrested a number of Kurdish mayors this week, urges MEP Martina Michels in interview with EurActiv Germany.
SPECIAL REPORT / A European Parliament report calls on the EU to target subsidies at small and medium-sized businesses and promote short supply chains and organic food in order to boost employment in the agricultural sector. EurActiv France reports.
The EU treaty mentions a two-year deadline for a member state to conclude negotiations to leave the European Union. But it also foresees possible extensions, opening the way for a follow-on process, says Robert Madelin, who just left the EU executive.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must operate in a participative democracy if he wants to carve a proper plan to re-launch the European construction. That is true also for the media, Edwy Plenel said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
The Italian government is not losing support because it saves refugees. It is losing support because it is not perceived to be able to convince Europe to do more, says Monica Frassoni, the European Greens co-chair.
The EU is in the process of reviewing its entire framework for development cooperation, to incorporate the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change - but there must be 'red lines', Oxfam tells EurActiv.com.
Moderate voices about the future of EU-Russia relations should prevail at a summit this week (20-21 October), Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Nikos Xydakis, told EurActiv.com.
To avoid China taking over Taiwan, and ease tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan should become a permanent neutral nation like Switzerland, former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Hsiu-lien LU told EurActiv in an interview.
Paris hopes to capitalise on Brexit to take over from London as the EU’s major financial hub. But this ambition could undermine France's promise to broaden the Financial Transaction Tax, Eva Sas told EurActiv France.
SPECIAL REPORT / EU trade defence measures on solar imports from China are, in effect, a European Commission-backed cartel, which benefits only German and Chinese panel producers and makes the fight against climate change more expensive, Christofer Fjellner MEP has said.
Europe should explore creative ways to provide relief to indebted countries like Greece, if they pursue green investments and accelerate the switch to a sustainable economy, WWF’s Demetres Karavellas told EurActiv.com.
Britain’s decision to invoke Article 50 by March 2017 has thrown the country into chaos, said Fiona Hyslop in an interview with EurActiv. "The UK has lost an empire and has not managed to decide who and what it is yet over the last few decades and needs a new identity."
Wealth created by trade needs to be evenly shared, so that everyone profits from it, Canada's Ambassador to the EU, Daniel Costello, told EurActiv.com, ahead of a likely signing of the EU-Canada trade deal.
Atomic energy is not competitive in the energy sector and must not be artificially preserved at the expense of renewable alternatives, Benedek Jávor, Green MEP and member of Nuclear Transparency Watch, told EurActiv Slovakia.
The conflict in Syria is only going to get worse. Middle East expert Günther Meyer explained to EurActiv's partner Wirtschaftswoche why Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad must stay in power , how the US is primarily to blame and why a no-fly zone would be ineffective.
Deutsche Bank is in crisis mode and its collapse could signal the beginning of a whole new set of economic woes for Germany, the EU and even the entire global financial system, expert Michael Schröder told EurActiv Germany. But he insists that state aid is not the answer.