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Global Europe 27-07-2020

Portugal on high alert as firefighters battle blaze

Portugal will go on high alert as more than 850 firefighters struggle to put out a fire sweeping across part of the country's central region on Sunday (26 July), with strong winds and high temperatures complicating efforts to tackle the blaze.
Coronavirus 20-04-2020

Lenarcic: Some wrongly believed they were ready to fight COVID-19

The European Commission has been calling for preparedness against the pandemic since day one in January, the EU Commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarčič, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Future EU 02-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Goulard/Lenarcic

On Wednesday (2 October), the European Parliament's committees will be holding hearings with Commissioner-designates Sylvie Goulard (France, Internal Market) and Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia,  Crisis Management). The third candidate, Romania's Rovana Plumb, was previously rejected by the Parliament's legal affairs committee.
Central Asia 16-10-2018

Nazarbayev: Partnership in Eurasia can strengthen the world system

Exclusive: Two days ahead of the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) which will bring together heads of state and government of 51 European and Asian countries, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev offered his comments on a wide range of issues.
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Stylianides: Defeating Ebola requires stronger regional cooperation

In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, said that more regional cooperation is needed in West Africa in the fight against ebola.
Leszek Balcerowicz
Global Europe 23-05-2014

Economic guru: Russia is weak, but the EU isn’t united

Russia represents 5% of the GDP of the West, and is very vulnerable to Western pressure. But Russian President Vladimir Putin is overplaying his hand in Ukraine, because he is encouraged by divisions within the EU, reknown economist Leszek Balcerowicz told a Brussels audience today (23 May).
Global Europe 25-10-2010

Commission details action in cholera-hit Haiti

The European Commission has defended its humanitarian action in Haiti, where an outbreak of cholera has killed at least 250 people following an earthquake in January that devastated the country's capital Port-au-Prince.
Euro & Finance 19-10-2010

EU seeks to handle cross-border bank insolvencies

Failing cross-border banks might see themselves under the thumb of pan-European resolution authorities, if an EU proposal on crisis management, due for publication tomorrow (20 October), becomes a reality.
Global Europe 02-02-2009

Russia to build naval base in Georgia

Georgia's opposition last week accused President Mikheil Saakashvili of leading the country to "catastrophe" and demanded his resignation. At the same time, media reported that Russia will start building a naval base in Georgia's separatist region of Abkhazia.
EU Priorities 2020 21-01-2009

Expectations for the Czech EU Presidency

The Czech government's crisis management and mediation abilities will be tested to the full during its EU presidency, writes David Král, director of Europeum Institute for European Policy (EIEP) in Prague, in a January paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
Euro & Finance 24-10-2008

Seillière: Europe needs ‘economic government’ to tackle crisis

As the financial crisis becomes an economic downturn, Ernest-Antoine Seillière, the head of European employers' association BusinessEurope, says he supports proposals by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to complete Europe's monetary union with a "potential economic government". He spoke to EURACTIV France in an interview.
Enlargement 06-10-2008

Bosnia vote marks nationalist surge

Local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday (5 October) confirmed deep ethnic divisions within the Balkan country, which is seen as a natural candidate for EU accession.
Global Europe 15-09-2008

EU in hurry to launch Georgia mission before deadline

Meeting in Brussels on 15 September, EU foreign ministers are expected to commit to sending a 200-strong observer mission to Georgia before 1 October, as any delay would give Russia an excuse not to withdraw from territories in Georgia proper and render the EU-brokered peace plan meaningless.
Med & South 20-08-2008

NATO cools ties with Russia without freezing them

Officials from Russia and NATO countries traded verbal attacks following the alliance's ministerial meeting on the situation in Georgia, held in Brussels on 19 August. NATO ministers said they could not continue "business as usual" with Moscow, but stopped short of bringing an end to established formats like the NATO-Russia Council.
Med & South 20-08-2008

Serbia warned not to play against EU camp

As the EU prepares to assume responsibility for policing Kosovo from the UN, French and British diplomats have warned Serbia that its strong opposition to the EU mission and its decision to seize the UN International Court of Justice over the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence could complicate the country's EU membership bid.
Global Europe 20-08-2008

Erhard Busek: ‘More than declarations’ needed in Caucasus

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.
Euro & Finance 06-09-2007

Preparing Europe for a ‘major banking crisis’

The failure of a pan-European bank is inevitable due to continuous consolidation in the sector, argues Bruegel researcher Nicolas Véron. In an interview with EURACTIV, he proposes to adapt European stability arrangements with an EU-level prudential regime.  
Public Affairs 29-08-2007

The political ecology of disaster in Greece

This summer's forest fires in Greece are an "ecological and environmental crisis" and highlight "deep flaws" in the contemporary Greek political and social landscape, writes Chronis Polychroniou for Open Democracy.

Nielson calls for Community approach to CFSP

Development Commissioner Nielson calls for Community approach to EU foreign policy to facilitate conflict prevention