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  • Ambassador: ‘Turkey punished over Cyprus’

    Enlargement 19-01-2010

    Preemptive vetoes against Turkey's EU accession stemming from regional tensions are unjust and its readiness to join the bloc should be based the country's capacity to fulfil the requirements of the 'acquis communautaire', Turkish Ambassador to Germany Ahmet Acet told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.

  • De Waele: ‘Gorbachev’s role has been totally neglected’

    Central Europe 13-11-2009

    The role of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been completely overlooked in celebrations marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, said Jean-Michel de Waele, professor of political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

  • Jouyet: German reunification ‘not easy to accept for Paris’

    Central Europe 10-11-2009

    The 1992 Maastricht Treaty, which created the European Union and led to the creation of the euro, came as an answer to French concerns over the German reunification process, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, former French State Secretary for EU affairs, told EURACTIV France in an exclusive interview.

  • MEP: Eurosceptics will not gain ground in EU elections

    EU Priorities 2020 27-01-2009

    One of the youngest MEPs in the European Parliament, German liberal Alexander Alvaro, told EURACTIV in an interview that Eurosceptics will try to gain ground at the European elections next June, but will not succeed "because in times of crisis, voters do not want to try new experiments". 

  • Erhard Busek: ‘More than declarations’ needed in Caucasus

    Global Europe 20-08-2008

    Setting up a 'Stability Pact' for the Caucasus, as was done in South Eastern Europe after the Kosovo war, could help bring peace to the region but is not currently feasible due to a lack of powerful incentives for the region, Erhard Busek, the special coordinator of the South Eastern European Stability Pact, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Peter Ludlow: Merkel can lead the EU out of the crisis

    Future EU 20-06-2008

    The key figure to find a way out of the crisis following the failed Irish Lisbon Treaty referendum is Angela Merkel, the founding director of the Centre for European Policy Studies and the director of the European Strategy Forum, Peter Ludlow, told EURACTIV in an interview.