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Central Asia 20-06-2018

Modernisation of Kazakhstan: What role for the European Union?

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 2017 address to the nation focused on what he termed a new, third stage of the country’s modernisation. The EU is not only monitoring progress closely, but has an interest to see Kazakhstan as a prosperous, politically-balanced, democratic country in the region.  
Development Policy 11-06-2018

‘Water, women and waste’ are our development priorities, says Coca-Cola SVP

In an interview at the European Development Days in Brussels, Perez underlined Coca-Cola's hopes to work with the EU on its flagship External Investment Plan that seeks to build partnerships between local communities, governments, and the private sector.
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Astana: The City of Peace
Central Asia 11-06-2018

Astana: The City of Peace

A 7-minute video describes the development of the capital of Kazakhstan in a remarkably short time, and its role on the international stage.
04-06-2018

Denmark, Russia lost in translation in the Baltic

Denmark and Russia had a diplomatic clash earlier this year over a report by the Russian public TV channel, NTV. EURACTIV.com looks into the issue as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
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For defence industry, the Transatlantic link is essential

Two thirds of Raytheon supplier base are European companies. They are innovative, they have high end technology, we look to bring them in in our global supply chain, they are our global partners, says Alex Saklambanakis, Europe Executive Missile system,...
Tweets of the Week 44
Politics 27-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Macron goes to Washington, Brexit app stalls, and Kate delivers

This week, Macron helps Trump plant a tree, Europeans in the UK are un-appy, and William and Kate welcome baby number three.
22-03-2018

Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the EU: The Road to 2020

In 2009, the EU launched the Eastern Partnership (EaP), which so far has been one of the most successful foreign policy initiatives of the EU. Consistently implemented EaP policy is bringing benefits.

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.
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Politics 09-03-2018

Tweets of the Week: US Trade War, Italian Election, and Women’s Day

This week, potential trade war with US is brewing, Italy’s election results make for interesting viewing, and International Women’s Day shows women’s rights are accruing.
Central Asia 28-02-2018

What’s next for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

2018 is an important year for EU-Kazakhstan relations as it marks the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations and the start of a new chapter with the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU (EPCA) fully entering into force.
Brexit 16-02-2018

Tweets of the Week: Dutch minister resigns, Boris Johnson’s credibility, and Bad Valentines

This week Dutch Foreign Minister resigns, Boris Johnson’s credibility declines, and Twitter is awash with bad Valentines!
Economy & Jobs 14-02-2018

Moscovici: Spring 2019 is ‘too early to retire’

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici joins EURACTIV's Economy Editor Jorge Valero for a live debate on deepening the European Economic and Monetary Union in the EURACTIV Network offices in Brussels.
Politics 02-02-2018

Over A Coffee with Marisa Matias, Portuguese MEP

Marisa Matias meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about the return of Silvio Berlusconi, the Israel-Palestine issue, and the 2016 presidential election in Portugal.  
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."
Brexit 21-12-2017

‘Fact or Fake’: Did Russia influence the Brexit campaign on Twitter?

As Brexit throws up new twists and turns almost every day, EURACTIV's Frédéric Simon goes over some recent allegations about Russian interference in 2016's vote to leave the European Union.
Development Policy 20-12-2017

Development through agriculture, the farmer’s way

Belgian farmer Remy Schiffeleers founded the association "Farmers Without Borders" 30 years ago, inviting young farmers from Benin, Senegal, Mali come to Belgium and learn how to produce goat cheese.
Development Policy 19-12-2017

Solar energy in an app to power Africa

The French company "Sunna design", based in Bordeaux, produces solar panels for public lighting in several countries around the world.
Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

One Belt, One Road initiative: Beyond trade and investment

The One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) has been described as ”the most significant and far-reaching plan that China has ever put forward”.
Brexit 08-12-2017

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Tillerson, Centeno, and Catalonia

This week it’s Brexit deal scuppered by the coalition, Tillerson in Brussels on a mission, new Eurogroup president in position, and Catalonia wants recognition.
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.
Economy & Jobs 23-11-2017

Cash and non-cash assistance in humanitarian aid and development

Some 125 million people worldwide are currently dependent on emergency aid as a consequence of war, instability, inequality and natural disasters.
Politics 15-11-2017

Over A Coffee with Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian MEP

Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.
Europe's East 13-11-2017

‘Cold Eastern Winds’: An interview with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, joined Brian Maguire in the EURACTIV Studio to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit declaration, Ukraine’s intense reform process, the challenge of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Brussels, and the risks Russia continues to present along Europe’s Eastern border.
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.