Central Asia Archives

  • WHO Europe chief: Flu pandemic was ‘handled well’

    Health 08-07-2010

    Public health authorities responded well in the face of the H1N1 flu pandemic but must learn to be more flexible and transparent, Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Expert: Turkmenistan is unreliable partner for Nabucco

    Med & South 19-05-2010

    The EU-favoured Nabucco gas pipeline focuses on gas imported from Turkmenistan, but the authoritarian state cannot be a reliable partner, Michael Laubsch, an expert on Central Asia, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.

  • Regulator: Energy poverty ‘very important’ to Eastern Europe

    Central Europe 13-10-2009

    The severe turmoil that some countries experienced during the financial crisis has slowed down liberalisation of energy markets in East European, says Gabor Szorenyi, chairman of the energy regulators regional association for central and Eastern Europe. But the road to liberalisation must continue, he adds, despite legitimate concerns regarding energy poverty in those countries.

  • World Bank: Reforms helping EU businesses, jobs

    Innovation & Industry 10-09-2009

    Despite the economic downturn, European governments last year continued to implement reforms that make it easier to set up small businesses, according to a new benchmarking report published today by the World Bank. EURACTIV spoke to World Bank adviser Neil Gregory, who supervised the study.

  • India envoy: Not enough progress towards a climate deal

    Development Policy 06-05-2009

    Despite the need to come up with a global climate deal by the end of the year in Copenhagen, diplomats involved in the negotiations are not making enough progress, India's special envoy on climate change, Shyam Saran, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • US analyst: West should better monitor Russia

    Med & South 28-04-2009

    There is "little appetite" today in the Western world to monitor Russia's "influence operations" and "active measures" vis-à-vis the EU, Ariel Cohen, a senior researcher with the conservative US Heritage Foundation, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Mitschek: Nabucco consortium making headway

    Med & South 08-04-2009

    Significant progress has been achieved with Turkey on moving forward the Nabucco gas pipeline project, Reinhard Mitschek, managing director of Nabucco Gas Pipeline International, told the Dnevnik daily, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria.

  • ALDE chief: No EU-US ideological division over crisis response

    EU Priorities 2020 20-03-2009

    The fact that the economies of the US and EU countries are at different stages of recession explains their differences over how to respond to the crisis, Graham Watson, leader of the European Liberal Democrats group in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Ukraine MP: EU reliance on Russian gas ‘serious mistake’

    Med & South 04-02-2009

    "Europe is making a serious mistake by relying heavily on Russia as a source of gas," argues former Ukrainian foreign minister Boris Tarasyuk in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.

  • Joschka Fischer: Europe needs an avant-garde

    Med & South 08-10-2008

    The Georgian crisis and the current financial crisis show that the EU needs an avant-garde capable of reacting because the alternative would be "to do nothing," former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Professor: ‘Obvious’ energy synergy between EU and Mediterranean region

    Med & South 18-01-2008

    The potential for further energy cooperation between the countries of North Africa and the EU is 'obvious' as the bloc seeks to diversify its sources of supply, but future energy relations between the two regions should be at company rather than state level, said Professor Jean-Marie Chevalier of Paris-Dauphine University in an interview with EURACTIV France.

  • ‘EU has no real HIV/AIDS strategy for neighbouring countries’

    Health 09-07-2007

    Europe's strategy to combat HIV/AIDS in its neighbouring countries is mere words on paper and EU investment being put behind the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in these countries is far from being enough, argues the executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.