Nicole Sagener

Development Policy 27-06-2017

SDG advocate: ‘Development projects cannot be designed in Brussels’

Development is not a one-way street, rather it is a dialogue, according to SDG advocate Dr Alaa Murabit. She told EURACTIV Germany that she supports the EU’s Consensus on Development but warned against making investment conditional.
Central Europe 15-06-2017

Grabbe: Hungary’s NGO law is discriminatory

For the EU, the fear is that this legislation is coercive and inhibits the free movement of capital, former Commission official Heather Grabbe told EURACTIV Germany.
Development Policy 04-05-2017

African Union EU rep: ‘Africa shouldn’t just be a spectator to global decisions’

The African Unions EU representative, Ajay Bramdeo, told EURACTIV Germany that plans for a Marshall Plan for Africa are fundamentally good but warned that the continent needs to be the focus and that healthcare must be the priority.
Agrifood 02-05-2017

Green MEP: EFSA should release full glyphosate studies

Studies by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) about the risks of the glyphosate pesticide have different conclusions. Belgian MEP Bart Staes told EURACTIV Germany that EFSA needs to make its findings public so they can be scrutinised.

Future EU 16-03-2017

Pulse of Europe: Something new could emerge from EU ‘ruins’

The Pulse of Europe initiative is trying, and succeeding, to get more people interested in European issues. Its founder, Daniel Röder, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about what could happen if France left the EU, populism and member state failures.

Digital 16-01-2017

Reda: ‘EU copyright reform would benefit fake news sites’

Günther Oettinger is leading the EU’s copyright reform efforts. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, MEP Julia Reda warned this would threaten the freedom of online news publications and benefit false news outlets at the expense of journalists and small publishers.
Development Policy 02-11-2016

Ex-development minister: ‘If men were the ones giving birth, healthcare would be better equipped’

Hundreds of thousands of women die during or after childbirth, and HIV often affects young women in poorer countries. Germany’s former Development Minister, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul told EURACTIV Germany that the EU has to do more to empower women.

Global Europe 28-10-2016

German MEP: Merkel only ‘pouring oil on the fire’ of Turkish-Kurdish conflict

Europe needs to up the pressure and terminate its refugee deal with Ankara, especially since the bloc only showed “concern” that Turkey arrested a number of Kurdish mayors this week, urges MEP Martina Michels in interview with EURACTIV Germany.

Trade & Society 17-10-2016

Giegold MEP: Constitutional court CETA decision ‘balanced’ but concerns remain

Germany’s ruling parties champion the cause of proper subsidiarity when it suits them, but conveniently forget it when it comes to free trade, said Sven Giegold MEP, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany about CETA.
Euro & Finance 07-10-2016

Financial expert: Deutsche Bank collapse ‘would probably trigger new global financial crisis’

Deutsche Bank is in crisis mode and its collapse could signal the beginning of a whole new set of economic woes for Germany, the EU and even the entire global financial system, expert Michael Schröder told EURACTIV Germany. But he insists that state aid is not the answer.
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.
Global Europe 15-09-2016

Thai expert: Junta keeping international spotlight off internal conflicts

Despite the new constitution, Thailand's military government remains merciless towards its critics. Expert Anja Bodenmüller told EURACTIV Germany that it is nearly impossible for the country to return to something resembling a democracy.

German women more anti-Muslim than men

German concerns about the country’s Muslim population are growing, especially among women. Researcher Daniela Krause spoke to EURACTIV Germany about the issue, the anti-Muslim course of the AfD party and possible ways to reverse the trend.
Agrifood 28-07-2016

German farmers: ‘Aid is not going to help active farms’

The aid package coming the way of milk farmers will only be of help if funds are not tied to targets on reducing production, the Secretary-General of the German Farmers' Association told EURACTIV.de. However, he did downplay the impact Brexit will have on the sector.
Trade & Society 14-07-2016

Ifo economist: ‘China may not become a market economy in our lifetime’

Critics warn that granting Market Economy Status to China would threaten millions of European jobs. This is an exaggerated view, Erdal Yalcin told EURACTIV Germany.
Brexit 01-07-2016

David McAllister: ‘There can be no cherry picking on Brexit’

"I suspect that no one in London really knows what is going to happen next," said the Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP), David McAllister, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Health 13-06-2016

EU drugs chief: ‘US now looks to Europe on decriminalisation’

The internet provides a vast marketplace for new dangerous substances and drug prevention authorities risk being left in the wake of dealers and distributors, warned the head of the EMCDDA, Alexis Goosdeel. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 30-05-2016

Fair trade advocate: ‘Fair Trade Town label brings a lot of marketing’

The fair trade of local goods can benefit local areas economically and socially. Now, as the Summer Olympiad arrives in town and the world watches, Rio de Janeiro seeks to be the next “Fair Trade Town”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 06-04-2016

Panama Papers: ‘Schäuble largely ignored shell companies’

The Panama Papers scandal has led German Justice Minister Heiko Maas to pledge the creation of a transparency register. However, the Greens' finance expert Gerhard Schick told EURACTIV Germany that this is not a new idea and that the issue has been largely ignored despite evidence of wrongdoing.
Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
Euro & Finance 16-02-2016

Gesine Schwan: Refugee crisis has exposed EU’s ‘pseudo-solidarity’

Whether it’s the refugee or financial crisis, Germany always stands in the way of European solidarity, endangering the entire EU, warned Gesine Schwan in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Global Europe 12-02-2016

German MEP: EU should not deal with Thai military junta

The threat of a ban on fish imports hangs over Thailand if it does not do more to combat human trafficking, slave labour and illegal fishing. Europe must use its lucrative markets as leverage, urged Barbara Lochbihler in an interview with EURACTIV Germany. 
Development Policy 27-10-2015

Brok: ‘Thailand will take red card warning seriously’

The threat of a red card from the European Commission still hangs over Thailand's fishing industry. Elmar Brok believes the pressure will be successful. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Higgins: Digital Single Market strategy needs to safeguard cross-border data flows

For a successful Digital Single Market, European policies need to guard the ICT sector against discrimination and promote transparency, says John Higgins, Director General of DigitalEurope, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
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