Competition

Economy & Jobs 03-10-2017

Jourova: EU rules on company seat transfers means savings for business

European firms could save millions in start-up and merger costs if they could use EU rules on cross-border transfer of registered office, says Věra Jourová, adding the saved money would be better invested in jobs, innovation and growth.

Economy & Jobs 04-08-2017

Anti-monopolies economist: ‘Innovation breeds inequality’

Inequality is an inevitable side effect of innovation and many monopolies could be broken by simply eliminating patents, insists Italian economist Michele Boldrin. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.

08-02-2017

Steel chief: Brexit may help defend the EU from dumping

For every tonne of steel that we reduce from our production capacity, we find five imported tonnes at our border, Axel Eggert, the director general of the European Steel Association (EUROFER) told Euractiv Slovakia.

Agrifood 27-09-2016

German researcher: Free trade can cushion impact of climate change on agriculture

Poor harvests, hunger and rising food prices: Climate change threatens food production around the world. The solution to all of this could be free trade, researcher Hermann Lotze-Campen told EURACTIV Germany.

Euro & Finance 16-09-2016

Vestager: ‘We have Amazon and McDonald’s in the pipeline’

EXCLUSIVE / Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition Commissioner, has drawn praise and criticism regarding the Ireland-Apple case. In an interview with EURACTIV.fr, she says Ireland’s appeal will actually strengthen the Commission’s case and says more tax rulings are in the pipeline, with Amazon and McDonald's coming next.

Transport 04-07-2016

Airlines boss: ‘Passenger rights should be printed on the back of the ticket’

Negotiations over the gridlocked EU air passenger rights regulation need to be put back on track despite the UK-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar – otherwise both airlines and passengers will suffer, warns Laurent Donceel in an interview with EURACTIV.com.

Transport 20-05-2016

IATA CEO: ‘We need global standards on data collection’

EXCLUSIVE / CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler, spoke with EURACTIV.de about what the industry expects from Brussels' transport policy and the effect PNR will have on terrorism.

Trade & Society 18-05-2016

Chinese ambassador: ‘We already have a market economy status’

EXCLUSIVE / Shi Mingde, China's ambassador to Germany, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about trade relations with the EU, Market Economy Status and the planned economic development of his country.

Brexit 10-05-2016

EasyJet CEO: Impact of Brexit ‘shouldn’t be overestimated’

Budget airline EasyJet's chief-exec Carolyn McCall told EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche why she's looking forward to fuel price increases and shared her thoughts on Brexit.

25-09-2012

French industry chief: ‘We insist on reciprocity at all levels’

The European Commission should depart from its current silo thinking and look at specific industrial sectors from a holistic perspective, which takes into account competition rules, state aid and environmental policy in an international context, argues François Gayet.

Šemeta: EU and China must fight cigarette smuggling

Cigarette smuggling and fake designer goods will top the agenda when Europe's Anti-Fraud commissioner Algirdas Šemeta meets Chinese officials in Shanghai this week. The commissioner told EURACTIV the EU has an "enormous problem" with illegal goods entering the European market from China.

Languages & Culture 08-02-2010

Lawmaker: ‘Cultural economy’ to reward creators

The EU should pay more attention to the content placed in the media and take into account concentration issues and financial support for filmmakers, argues French MEP Jean-Marie Cavada. The chair of the European Parliament's newly-established media intergroup spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

24-02-2009

ECTA: Reding is the ‘saviour’ of EU telecoms

The nascent optical fibre connection market underpinning super-fast Internet should be subject to rules aimed at avoiding the creation of new monopolies, telecoms industry chief Innocenzo Genna told EURACTIV in an interview, praising Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding as the 'saviour' of the EU telecoms sector.

01-07-2008

Dutch minister ‘not backtracking’ on mail opening

Speaking to EURACTIV, Dutch state secretary for economic affairs Frank Heemskerk rejected allegations that his country was "backtracking" on liberalising its postal market, saying he was committed to the fight for a level playing field across Europe.

22-03-2006

Interview – EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on energy

Well-functioning and transparent energy markets are the best way to diversify EU energy supplies, Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes told EURACTIV on the eve of a Spring European Summit dominated by energy issues – and controversial mergers.

Sports 30-08-2004

Toine Manders – interview

Around 700 European clubs are suspected of
receiving state aid but the Commission is wary about taking any
action for fear of a public backlash, says Toine Manders in an
exclusive interview with EURACTIV.