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Lambert: Being an MEP doesn't stop me going on demos.
Elections 13-01-2017

Greens’ Parliament candidate: ‘I’m actually radical’

One of the outside candidates for the European Parliament Presidency explains why a Brit, a woman and a Green should get the job – even if her respectable appearance and former job as a teacher doesn’t prevent her from going on demos.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

EU Syria aid manager: ‘We started two years too late’

The manager of the EU’s Trust Fund for Syria, Nadim Karkutli, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview at this year’s AidEx conference that the fund – helping the five million refugees in neighbouring countries – probably should have started in 2012.
Development Policy 16-11-2016

Red Cross: Yemen situation ‘is probably as bad as Syria’

Unseen and unheard crises, such as in Yemen and in the Lake Chad basin in Africa, are probably as bad as in Syria - where the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has already lost 57 aid workers, Jemilah Mahmood says.
Brexit 26-05-2016

UKIP MEP: Vote me out of my job

UK Independence Party MEP Patrick O’Flynn is a poacher-turned-gamekeeper, a former political journalist for the Daily Express, turned MEP for UKIP.
Development Policy 10-09-2015

Van Rompuy: ‘EU leaders only take bold decisions when they have a knife against their throats’

EXCLUSIVE / In a candid interview with EURACTIV, the former President of the European Council said the EU takes the boldest decisions only in crisis situations, "when we have our backs against the wall and are staring at the abyss with a knife against our throats".
Transport 17-04-2015

Uber Chief: ‘Uber and Europe is definitely a conversation worth having’

Uber is facing great resistance in Europe because it is challenging an old, uncompetitive industry, says the company's Mark MacGann.
Peter Mandelson
Brexit 03-12-2014

Mandelson: Germany needs to look out for its neighbourhood

Germany’s high-value European property could lose its value if the country fails to watch out for its neighbourhood, the former EU Trade Commissioner tells EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview.
Euro & Finance 18-11-2014

Paul Jorion: ‘Jean-Claude Juncker’s moral authority has been damaged’

In an Interview with EURACTIV France, Paul Jorion calls for a U-turn in European policy and for the cancellation of eurozone debt.

Campaigner: Flanders ‘will almost go to war’ over Brussels airport

Flights over Brussels should be more severely restricted in order to protect inhabitants from excess noise levels, says Véronique de Potter from local campaign group Bruxelles Air Libre. But she says the Flemish region, where the airport is situated, "will almost go to war" if flight routes are diverted from the Belgian capital to fly over Flemish territory.