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Elections 02-06-2010

Chastel: Belgium’s EU presidency ‘will mark a rupture’

Belgian State Secretary for European Affairs Olivier Chastel says Belgium will leave full liberty to the EU's new frontmen – Herman Van Rompuy and Cathy Ashton – when the divided country takes the rotating EU Presidency on 1 July. He spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Future EU 03-10-2009

Verhofstadt: ‘Change’ comes to Europe after Irish vote

The Czech and Polish presidents have little choice left but to complete their countries' ratification processes after the massive 'yes' vote in favour of the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland, according to Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament. He spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.