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Economy & Jobs 06-12-2019

Late Erasmus founder Lenarduzzi said Europe ‘as we conceived it’ is blocked

To honour the legacy of late Erasmus "father" Domenico Lenarduzzi, who passed away on Tuesday (3 December), EURACTIV is reposting an interview with him that was originally published on 22 September 2011.
Brexit 23-11-2018

Katainen on Brexit: We have to take Spain’s concerns very seriously

Member states share Spain's concerns over the future relationship with Gibraltar after Brexit, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV.com in a long interview where he addressed all the pressing challenges the EU is currently facing.
Economy & Jobs 24-10-2018

Wealth researcher: ‘GDP growth doesn’t affect French people’s happiness’

As the debate on the French finance bill for 2019 kicks off, the discussion will focus on growth. Once again, the French government has failed to publish its assessment of the new wealth indicators on time. EURACTIV France reports.
Economic governance 14-03-2017

French economist: ‘German trade surplus responsible for eurozone inequity’

The economic imbalances of the eurozone are undermining citizens’ confidence in the European project. Cutting Germany’s trade surplus could help redress the balance, Jérôme Creel said in an interview with EURACTIV France.
Brexit 18-10-2012

MEP Farage: ‘We are Europeans, and proud of it’

Britain's 40 years in the EU have been of great shame and sadness, but the British are European and proud of it, British MEP Nigel Farage told EURACTIV Germany.
Future EU 20-07-2011

French EU Minister: Europe ‘abandoning naivety for constructive realism’

If the European Union is to maintain the existing gains of integration, it must abandon "naivety" on issues like Schengen expansion and increasing the EU budget in favour of a more realistic approach, says Jean Leonetti, the new French minister of European affairs.
Public Affairs 04-11-2010

Wallis MEP: EU budget ‘must respect difficult times’

Europe must respect "difficult times" by adopting a budget that reflects austerity measures being introduced by national governments, European Parliament Vice-President Diana Wallis told EURACTIV Slovakia in a wide-ranging interview. 
Public Affairs 21-09-2010

Šef?ovi?: ‘Debate on net recipients and contributors is unhealthy’

The European Commission is considering boosting the role played by the EU's own resources in the next budgetary cycle, the institution's vice-president, Maroš Šef?ovi?, told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview. 
Euro & Finance 13-09-2010

Analyst: Wage cuts key to restoring EU’s competitiveness

Zsolt Darvas, a research fellow at Bruegel, a think-tank, says wage hikes from the past five years should be "given back" in order to restore Europe's competitiveness.
Euro & Finance 10-12-2008

Daul: Parliament to propose plan on EU bonds

The centre-right coalition in the European Parliament has given its backing to the idea of issuing EU bonds to fund key European projects. The Socialists support the suggestion too. Indeed, the Parliament is set to prepare a common resolution on the issue before the end of its current mandate in mid-2009, EPP-ED Group leader Joseph Daul told EURACTIV in an interview.
Future EU 01-08-2005

Interview with Commissioner Grybauskaite on the financial perspective

Budget Commissioner Gyrbauskaite talked to EURACTIV on the failure of the 16-17 June EU Summit to reach an agreement on the financial perspective, the EU's long-term budget framework.
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