Brian Maguire

Politics 29-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Tanja Fajon, Slovenian MEP

Tanja Fajon meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and the toxic impact of populism on Europe’s values.
Politics 26-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Paulo Rangel, Portuguese MEP

Paulo Rangel meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about reshaping the Eurozone, and how the lessons of the economic crisis are driving a serious reform agenda, designed to protect Europe from future melt-downs.
Cybersecurity 08-06-2018

Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority?
Digital 18-05-2018

Digital Skills: Mind the gap

On 10 June 2016 the European Commission published a New Skills Agenda for Europe: Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness. It presents a number of actions and initiatives with the ambition to tackle the digital skills deficit in Europe.
Digital 28-03-2018

Digital Transformation: The opportunity and getting it right

Digital technologies continue to transform our world. Today, people in every profession and across governments are using cloud computing to work more efficiently and more effectively, to serve customers and citizens in new ways, and to find answers to once-unsolvable problems.

‘Democracy in crisis, dialogue denied’, Belgian MEP Demesmaeker says of Catalonia

Prisoners, protests, and no clear pathway for a Catalan settlement. Carles Puigdemont, the self-exiled former president of Catalonia, is now held by German authorities on a European Arrest Warrant, his future uncertain. If he returns to face trial in Spain,...
Politics 06-03-2018

Over A Coffee with Arne Lietz, German MEP

Arne Lietz meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about how to throw grenades, climate diplomacy, arms control, the EU's intricate dance in the Middle East, growing up in East Germany, and what really happened to Martin Schulz.
Politics 02-02-2018

Over A Coffee with Marisa Matias, Portuguese MEP

Marisa Matias meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about the return of Silvio Berlusconi, the Israel-Palestine issue, and the 2016 presidential election in Portugal.  
Politics 11-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Maria João Rodrigues MEP, Vice President of the Social Democrats

Maria João Rodrigues, Portuguese MEP, and Vice President of the Social Democrats, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.
Politics 08-12-2017

‘The Book Club: ‘Why Europe Fails’. New book by MEP Ramon Tremosa and Aleix Sarri

In an historical context, Europe is a colossal political success. Close-up, the picture, for many, looks starkly different.
Danny McCoy on Ireland and Brexit
Brexit 08-12-2017

Danny McCoy on Ireland’s economy and the looming danger of Brexit

Fresh from consultations with Downing Street and Berlaymont, Danny McCoy of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation conveys his optimism about Ireland’s future and his view on why Brexit must be stopped.
Politics 04-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Ska Keller MEP, Co-Chair of the Greens

Ska Keller, Co-Chair of the Greens in the European Parliament, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.
Digital 24-11-2017

Digital evidence: Europe’s fragmented crime scene

As the European Commission prepares a new legislative proposal dealing with digital data, expert panelists examine the challenges facing European judiciaries. Conflicting laws, and legal philosophies risk undermining citizens data privacy rights; this create economic uncertainty for digital service providers; and slows Europe’s uptake of cloud computing solutions. Is a new transatlantic framework possible? Our panel discussed this and many related issues. Check-out our event playlist.
Politics 15-11-2017

Over A Coffee with Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian MEP

Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.
Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.
Digital 29-09-2017

The Data Economy: Ownership, Access and Portability

Maximising the benefits of data-driven digital transformation requires the European Union to ensure that data flows across borders and sectors. The European Commission has identified emerging data issues during its preparation for a legislative proposal on the “Free Flow of Data”.
Economy & Jobs 14-07-2017

Youth: The Future of Europe

A Europe of peace among nations has been established. Europe’s younger generations have little consciousness of a Europe at war. For today’s youth, Europe is a land of opportunity, a land, not of peace and security, but of jobs and prosperity.
Economy & Jobs 14-07-2017

The Wisdom of Erasmus: What next for Europe’s Youth?

The Erasmus programme has been one of Europe’s most successful instruments of education and integration. Its structure, range and funding are currently going through another round of development, with a massive budget increase likely.
Development Policy 06-07-2017

EU foreign affairs: Militarising EU development aid; Minsk 2.0; and freezing out Erdogan.

Will the militarisation of the EU's development aid get sent back to base by the ECJ? Should the EU push for a new Minsk implementation schedule?
Brexit 06-07-2017

Uniting Ireland: Economically viable, or fiscal deal-breaker?

Brexit has accelerated the process towards a united Ireland, a path some see as inevitable.
30-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Maritime policy

As Malta hands over the Presidency of the European Union to Estonia, Europe has charted a new route to a New World and Europe’s maritime policy is heading towards the bright horizon of the Blue Economy.
30-06-2017

The Presidency report: The Blue Horizon

“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” said Christopher Columbus. With Malta at the helm, Europe’s trade winds have caught the sails of a new generation.
Global Europe 09-06-2017

The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Europe’s response to crises close to home, is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.
Global Europe 30-05-2017

The Presidency: Love thy neighbour

War, hunger, destitute lives. Not in distant places but on Europe’s doorstep. Fences don’t stop desperation. Europe’s response to crises close to home is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan to maximise Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.