Dario Sarmadi

Development Policy 01-10-2015

German Africa envoy: Scepticism remains over SDG implementation

Günter Nooke, Angela Merkel's representative in Africa, has called for a rethink of international approaches towards Africa, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Bernd Lucke
Euro & Finance 30-07-2015

AFD founder: ‘Schäuble’s Greece policy is pure marketing’

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s latest plans for a euro tax have solidified the prospect of a transfer union, says Eurosceptic Bernd Lucke in an interview with EURACTIV Germany. The founder of the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, argues that all the “talk about a Grexit” is just a bluff.
Elections 16-07-2015

Michael Kaeding: ‘Juncker decides the fate of the European Parliament’

One year after Jean-Claude Juncker was elected, the Parliament is undergoing a radical change, says Michael Kaeding, who believes that Juncker’s leadership style is giving MEPs new political power.
Development Policy 10-07-2015

German Development Minister: ‘Every country is responsible for its own financing’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Germany, Gerd Müller called on developing countries to assemble stable tax systems, while advising industrialised nations to use TTIP as an opportunity to promote fair trade.
Development Policy 03-07-2015

Oxfam Germany director: ‘TTIP would intensify inequality in developing countries’

Developing countries will be among the biggest losers if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented, warns Marion Lieser, explaining what a socially and ecologically fair trade deal would look like.

MEP Albrecht: ‘Right-wing populists have become more professional’

Right-wing populist parties are gaining influence in Europe, but they remain uncoordinated says Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, who spoke to EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
Agrifood 18-03-2015

Foodwatch boss: ‘Europeans will not stomach TTIP anymore’

The EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP, is a big lie, says Thilo Bode, the director of the NGO Foodwatch, discussing his latest book on the transatlantic trade deal.

German minister: Juncker’s investment package likely to ‘backfire’

The projects Germany is pursuing within the framework of the European Commission's €315 billion Investment offensive include outdated ideas and dead ends, says Peter Friedrich, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister for Europe. The list, he says, urgently needs a general reworking, otherwise regions and municipalities will lose out.
Trade & Society 18-12-2014

Nickel boss: ‘Economic benefits of CETA outweigh the criticism’

The free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) will provide European companies with long-term access to essential raw materials, Nickel Institute President Tim Aiken says, hoping to create more pro-business EU laws with CETA. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). [C. Schubert/Flickr]
Development Policy 25-11-2014

Agriculture development chief: ‘The crisis after Ebola will be a food shortage crisis’

Food production structures in many West African countries face the threat of collapse – a consequence of the Ebola epidemic that is also likely to affect Europe, says Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
MEP Michael Gahler, pictured here with a member of the Pan-African Parliament, sees great potential in Kenya for renewable energies. [EP]
Development Policy 21-10-2014

German MEP: Kenya must ‘restore trust’ amid terror attacks

Kenya is considered a democratic and economic role model in Africa, but terror attacks and a corrupt state are tarnishing the country’s image, says Michael Gahler, outlining Kenya’s future prospects and enormous economic potential. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht is not sure German Commissioner Günther Oettinger will be able to stand his ground on the EU's digital agenda opposite Sillicon Valley giants like Google and Amazon. [EP]
Digital 12-09-2014

MEP Albrecht: Oettinger risks being crushed by his portfolio

By putting Günther Oettinger in charge of the digital economy in the new European Commission, President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has committed a fatal mistake, said MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, warning that Oettinger risks being "crushed" by his new portfolio.

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