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Global Europe 28-11-2017

NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity

The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by retired General John R. Allen, presented on Monday (27 November) its final report on the future of the Alliance. In a wide-ranging interview, EURACTIV.com spoke to General Allen and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.
Central Asia 18-09-2017

Kazakh strategist: The Eurasian union is only about economic relations

Kazakhstan sees the Eurasian Economic Union purely as a means to develop economic relations, while it strives for much deeper integration with its Central Asian neighbours, based on the model of the European Union, Sanat Kushkumbayev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Central Asia 31-08-2017

Kazakh minister: Two ‘revolutionary’ stories are happening in Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roman Vassilenko, sheds light on important new developments in Central Asia, little known in the EU, and on the role of his country in major international issues.
21-08-2017

Expert: Modernisation is a genuine goal for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is boosting its role in international and regional affairs by providing a platform for negotiations and being intermediary between the superpowers. Astana’s ambitions to modernise the country are genuine, said Danila Bochkarev.
Global Europe 20-01-2017

Attali: Europe is world’s biggest power but does not recognise it

Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Global Europe 19-10-2016

Ex-VP: Taiwan must become ‘neutral Switzerland’ of Asia-Pacific

To avoid China taking over Taiwan, and ease tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan should become a permanent neutral nation like Switzerland, former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Hsiu-lien LU told EURACTIV in an interview.
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.
Trade & Society 18-05-2016

Chinese ambassador: ‘We already have a market economy status’

EXCLUSIVE / Shi Mingde, China's ambassador to Germany, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about trade relations with the EU, Market Economy Status and the planned economic development of his country.
Trade & Society 22-01-2016

De Jonquières: China could retaliate for not receiving market economy status

In 2016, the EU will need to start pairing back the ‘non-market economy’ treatment it offers Chinese firms. The US ?is pressing the EU not to grant China Market Econony Status (MES) automatically, says Guy de Jonquières.
Euro & Finance 22-01-2016

Moscovici: Europe is less vulnerable than other regions to China slowdown

EXCLUSIVE / The European recovery remains on track, despite turbulence in China, according to EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. But he also warned against complacency.
Energy 30-11-2015

Green MP: Germany should phase out coal and combustion engines

Toni Hofreiter, the co-chair of the German Green Party, sees the COP21 summit as just a starting point, and has called upon Angela Merkel to come up with a strategy to phase out coal. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Digital 14-10-2015

Huawei’s Guo: ‘Europe has the opportunity to lead on 5G development’

The world is on the cusp of a digital revolution where machines will be talking to machines. Huawei's Guo Ping believes that Europe can take a leading role in 5G and the internet of things, but points to risks ahead for manufacturing in the country he knows best, China.

Aluminium boss: Chinese dumping a ‘slow death’ for European industry

Unfair Chinese aluminium trading is killing the European industry and, if the country is given market economy status by the European Union, it could have a catastrophic impact on EU jobs and production, warns Gerd Götz.
Trade & Society 16-07-2015

Eurofer boss: Europe’s steel industry needs modern trade defence instruments

The European steel industry is confronted with unfair competitors outside the EU, Axel Eggert, Director General of Eurofer, told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Trade & Society 29-06-2015

Beyrer: No market access, no deal with China

On the eve of the EU-China summit, the director-general of BusinessEurope, Markus J. Beyrer, tells EURACTIV that Beijing needs to move on market access "because European companies are less willing to invest if you don't tick that box".
Trade & Society 26-06-2015

Chinese envoy: A bilateral investment deal with the EU is in sight

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, the Chinese Ambassador to the EU says next week's EU-China summit will accelerate work to achieve progress.
18-03-2015

EU businesses in Russia: American sanctions are clearer

The EU will lose ground in Russia, because they discourage business, even in cases when there are no restrictions, Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses in Russia, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Central Europe 18-03-2015

Westinghouse: Nuclear energy has a great future in Poland

The biggest single market for nuclear energy in Eastern Europe is Poland, says Mike Kirst, an official at Westinghouse, the US multinational providing fuel, services and equipment for the nuclear industry. Polish authorities have spoken of potentially building up to 11 nuclear reactors by 2030, Kirst told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Trade & Society 16-12-2014

Analyst: ISDS model is Australia, not Canada

Ahead of the release of a report on a controversial arbitration clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Gus Van Harten told EURACTIV that the EU should explore the option of an international arbitration court and use Australia, not Canada as a benchmark.
Jeremy Rifkin
Digital 26-11-2014

Jeremy Rifkin: Digital revolution could bind China to Europe

SPECIAL REPORT: Europe needs to capitalise on the Internet of Things to pave the way to the zero-marginal cost industrial economy of the future, according to US economist Jeremy Rifkin, who says China is willing to join it on the journey. ?
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Development Policy 21-11-2014

Erik Solheim: ‘If the UK can commit 0.7% of GDP to development, so can France’

The objective for developed countries to dedicate 0.7% of their GNI to development aid is becoming an increasingly important issue. The Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee calls on countries such as France and Germany, but also on emerging countries like China, to increase their efforts. EURACTIV France reports
Global Europe 29-07-2013

Diplomat: EU-China cooperation is not zero-sum game

China has a positive attitude in its EU relations, but it is also strongly determined to safeguard the interests of its nation and enterprises, Xi Jian, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Warsaw, told EURACTIV Poland.
Digital 28-05-2013

Telecoms official: G20 could be platform for cybersecurity

The G20 is a suitable forum for formulating new global standards for cybersecurity, says the chief security officer of one of China’s leading telecommunication companies. One or a few G20 members could be asked to take the lead and champion ideas that could the be tested by the others, he suggests.
Global Europe 21-09-2012

Thumann: Careful about bashing China

The EU should not be afraid of China’s growing competitive power. Rather, it should strive to have open markets and work towards starting negotiations for an investment treaty to provide better legal protections for European companies in the Chinese market, said BusinessEurope President Jürgen Thumann tells EURACTIV.