Ecaterina Casinge

Transport 17-04-2015

Uber Chief: ‘Uber and Europe is definitely a conversation worth having’

Uber is facing great resistance in Europe because it is challenging an old, uncompetitive industry, says the company's Mark MacGann.

Youth leader: ‘We need to stop internships replacing real jobs’

Internships should be a proper learning experience, with good supervision and guidance, says Johanna Nyman. It should also have a positive, supportive working environment with an opportunity for career development and – ideally - a job at the end of the internship.
Transport 16-02-2015

Solvik-Olsen: Norway leads on electric cars

Norway has the world's best incentives for buying electric cars. But a zero-emission vehicles' strategy might not work in EU countries with a strong automobile industry, said Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

Knoope: Respect for basic rights should prevail over terrorism fear

The borderless Schengen area is a great accomplishment that should be protected and defended, says Peter Knoope. Giving in to terrorism by undermining basic rights is simply not an option, he argues. 

Swedish MEP: ‘No free market rules should conflict with trade union rights’

We want to be sure that the new Commission will not deregulate the labour market, because EU citizens are more important than the market, said Marita Ulvskog.

Youth leader: ‘We, Europe’s young people, feel as though we are being left behind’

Young people deserve a better situation than either being unemployment or accepting unpaid internships, says Johanna Nyman?. The inadequate response of the EU and national governments threaten to turn Europe's youth into a lost generation, she argues.
EU Priorities 2020 03-12-2014

Henri Malosse: ‘We aim for better regulations on par with the needs of civil society’

Fiscal evasion, energy efficiency and education should be the top priorities of the Juncker Commission for this mandate, wrote Henri Malosse. Working towards reducing economic and social disparities in the EU should go hand in hand with fiscal convergence.
Transport 19-11-2014

Michael Cramer: ‘Transport sector is nullifying Europe’s climate efforts’

Unfair competition between transport sectors is one of the biggest obstacles in reducing polluting emissions in Europe, says Michael Cramer MEP. Communities should also change their mobility patterns in order to safeguard the environment.
Energy 07-11-2014

Green MEP: Lobbyists stopped ambitious EU energy targets

Reinhard Bütikofer MEP said the EU governments granted each other veto rights to water down the renewable energy package. He also believes that the Energy Union and pursuing innovation should be on the top of the new Commission's agenda, as well as fighting bureaucracy, and populism. 
08-10-2014

Roma MEP: We need trust before we can truly belong

SPECIAL REPORT: Soraya Post says she wants to create an intergroup on Roma in the European Parliament, and that Member States which do not respect the anti-discrimination directive should be sanctioned.
Sports 12-09-2014

Commissioner Vassiliou: Sport is a crucial means of encouraging social inclusion

Commissioner Vassiliou said the lack of exercise is a problem affecting all social groups that is why the Commission will have a dedicated budget for sports activities as part of the new Erasmus+ programme. The European Commission is also a partner in the special Olympics European summer games 2014 that are taking place in Belgium from 2-20 September.