Georgi Gotev

Enlargement 03-07-2018

Macedonia PM Zaev: We want to finish with problems once and forever

EXCLUSIVE / Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev recounts one of the most extraordinary political developments in recent times: the agreement with Greece on the long-standing name dispute that has blocked NATO membership and the start of EU accession talks.

Is the Commission credible about preventing plastic pollution?

June 8th was World Oceans Day and the European Commission was quick to point out their contribution to preventing plastic pollution ending up in the ocean.
08-06-2018

Commission throws lifeline to Penka the cow

EU import rules do apply to Penka the cow, but she is now safely back in Bulgaria awaiting tests to see if she is healthy and able rejoin her fellow cows.

Rasmussen: EU summit should send Putin a clear message

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the EU should show solidarity with the UK not only with words, but also with increased sanctions.
Development Policy 26-01-2018

Ethiopian ambassador: Development partners should work in term with our policies

Ethiopia’s Ambassador Teshome Toga Chanaka spoke to EURACTIV’s Georgi Gotev in a video interview: “We don’t believe in imposition of development policies because something that is imposed without your will won’t last long.  This is exactly what has happened in the past in Africa and Ethiopia would like to see that come to an end."
Azerbaijan 29-11-2017

Ambassador: For Azerbaijan, this was the best Eastern Partnership summit

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, Fuad Isgandarov, commented the results of the Eastern Partnership summit held in Brussels on 25 November.
Central Asia 24-10-2017

Professor: Central Asia becomes more and more a common market

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College London, says that the old quarrels between Central Asian states, and especially between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are disappearing. This in his words leaves room to cooperation, the entire region becoming a very important factor vis- à -vis China, Russia and the West.
Margaritis Schinas
23-10-2017

Commission: Some people undermine our Brexit negotiating position

Margaritis Schinas, the Commission chief spokesperson, today (23 October) refuted publication according to which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May looked “despondent” and “looked like someone who can’t sleep a wink”.
Commission Statement on events in Catalonia

Commission: Independent Catalonia ‘would find itself outside of EU’

The Commission called today Catalonia's independence referendum "illegal", while the Catalan government said Sunday's vote had given it the right to declare independence from Spain.
Development Policy 13-06-2017

‘Partnerships in development’: We can do it

EURACTIV invited Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa, Pierre Gattaz, President of Medef, the largest employer federation of France, and Klaus Rudischhauser, EU Commission Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development , to discuss the role of public-private partnerships in development.
Economy & Jobs 13-06-2017

Susan Mboya: ‘We share a lot of the same goals’

Susan Mboya, President of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, spoke to EURACTIV’s Georgi Gotev at the EU Development Days conference.
Future EU 24-02-2017

WhyEurope: ‘Brexit was the trigger. We had to do something’

Brexit was the trigger for a group of students to start a communication project called WhyEurope, based on what they call “positive populism”. Now they want to use their skills in the lead up to the Dutch and French elections.

Ambassador: Azerbaijan looks for solid foundations of its EU relation
Azerbaijan 09-01-2017

Ambassador: Azerbaijan wants a solid foundation for EU relationship

As the EU and Azerbaijan begin negotiating a “comprehensive agreement”, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, Fuad Isgandarov, provided insight into the way his country sees the future of its relationship with the Union and its member states.
Evan Lamos

EURACTIV’s Evan Lamos: I was in the metro between Maelbeek and Arts-Loi when the explosion happened

Our colleague Evan Lamos was in the metro between Arts-Loi and Maelbeek stations this morning when the explosion happened.
Evangelos Mytilineos Interview
Electricity 14-03-2016

Mytilineos: Commission must have a greater role in the Greek bailout

The European Commission should play a greater role in the Greek bailout and push for reforms rather than IMF’s obsession for fiscal adjustment, Evangelos Mytilineos said in an interview with EURACTIV.