Europe thought it had settled the issue of territorial integrity in the 20th century, but Russia's annexation of Crimea shows it's not the case. Top candidates must put the issue at the heart of their EU elections' campaign, because the EU's stance on energy and foreign policy matters, said Pat Cox, in an interview with EurActiv.
In an interview given after the conference on the “Unconditional Basic Income” (UBI) organised in the European Economic and Social Committee, Phillippe Van Parijs argued that the EU should put in place such a basic income for all of its citizens, to help it escape the crisis, and to show that it is a community that “cares” for all its members.
The French Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, published a book titled Se reposer ou être libre (to rest or to be free) on 17 April. He spoke with EurActiv about reforming the European banking system.
EXCLUSIVE / The EU will introduce economic sanctions if Russian troops enter Ukraine. Moscow must therefore reflect on the risks of an economic war, for which the Union is much better prepared, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told EurActiv Czech Republic in an interview.
The new, central polling contact in each member state will help prevent double-voting in the 2014 European elections and the absence of the 3% threshold will result in a "more colourful" Parliament this time around, Germany's federal returning officer told EurActiv.de in an exclusive interview.
The Youth Guarantee can help unemployed, young people who are trapped in a poverty cycle, but in order to be fully successful, there needs to be a coherent and comprehensive approach to tackle youth unemployment in the EU, says Peter Matjašič.
SPECIAL REPORT / The neutrality of the internet may not only be a matter of traffic management, but also of search results, as dominant operators increasingly have the chance to direct consumers’ choices, says net neutrality expert Innocenzo Genna, in an interview with EurActiv.
To commercially deploy ocean energy technology will require €500 million in investment before 2020, grid roll-outs, a common European framework, public-private partnerships and, ideally, feed-in tariffs, Remi Gruet told EurActiv. But its advantages could more than outweigh that.