EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis will hurt Russian consumers, but Moscow's retaliatory food import ban will have little effect on Estonian food producers, says Taavi Rõivas, the Estonian prime minister.
Western containment policy towards Russia in Europe’s east has a different meaning than it did during the Cold War because the ideological component is missing, says Dmitry Gorenburg, outlining the causes for the crisis, Putin’s motivations for annexation and assessing EU-US cooperation.
Member states and candidate countries have grown tired of the pace of the enlargement process, above all, the accession of Romania and Bulgaria, which raised a lot of questions about the credibility of the process, Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle told EurActiv Czech Republic in an exclusive
The United States is a country much more committed to values of human rights, of liberty and democracy than the EU, which is more pragmatic or even cynical in this regard, Ukrainian political analyst and journalist Mykola Riabchuk told EurActiv Slovakia in an interview.
EXCLUSIVE / As leaders of the G8 will get together without Russian President Vladimir Putin at today's G7 meeting in Brussels, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke to EurActiv about this summit, the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, EU-Russia energy relations and the Ukraine
Romanian President Traian Băsescu told EurActiv in an exclusive interview that, according to the EU rules of fair play, the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, leading candidate of the EPP group, should be given the chance to obtain the support of the European Parliament to b
Russia is breaking international law over Ukraine, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment at the US State Department Catherine Novelli told EurActiv, and it’s time for Europe to turn the page on Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.
The main goal of Russia is to control Ukraine and its government, which means Moscow wants to be able to change the Ukrainian government, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchytsia told EurActiv Czech Republic in an interview.
France spends too little of its development aid on support for democracy and has not yet contributed to funding the European Endowment for Democracy, a new independent foundation that supports local actors in EU’s neighbourhood for democratic change, Jerzy Pomianowski, the executive director of t