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Economy & Jobs 23-01-2018

Membership in eurozone unlikely for Denmark, Sweden-adviser

The cooperation forum of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is "in search of new relevance", Christian Opitz and Tobias Etzold explained in a recent analysis paper by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). EURACTIV Germany spoke with Tobias Etzold.

Great Greenland CEO: seal hunting ban ‘devastating’ for Inuit communities

It is not profitable and may never be. And the EU has banned it. So why should seal hunting be supported? Because it is a sustainable way of life for Inuit people - and sometimes their only one. And the way forward for Greenland's independence, says Ditte Sorknæs.
Politics 29-06-2017

Rasmussen: Europe has to invest more to be secure

The world has changed and there is a long list of things that Europe should do to protect itself. First, we have to increase defence spending, Anders Fogh Rasmussen told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Energy 16-03-2017

Bendtsen: We need pension fund investment to kickstart renovation revolution

Pension funds are looking to invest money and interest rates are low, the lead MEP on the EU’s building energy performance bill has said. Unlocking that capital will boost Europe’s low renovation rates, increase energy efficiency and cut household bills, Bendt Bendtsen told EURACTIV.com.
Health 08-11-2016

People with dementia: ‘We can still contribute to this society’

Europe needs a strategy to tackle dementia, two persons suffering from the disease told EURACTIV.com, stressing that they have a role to play in research and society in general.
Elections 04-11-2016

ALDE president: ‘We can be the strongest European party’

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) is traditionally the third strongest political group in the European Parliament, but in the 2014 elections, it suffered big losses, dropping below the ECR. Now it looks like the liberals are back. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Avramopoulos: Detention and removal centres are also needed

Hotspots are important. But detention centres are also needed for those ordered to return to their home countries, particularly if they are not willing to return voluntarily, Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Gay parade

Gay rights organisation: The EU no longer leading on LGBT rights

Many Western European countries have rested on their laurels in recent years when it comes to gay rights - and are now overlooking issues around trans and intersex rights, says Evelyne Paradis.

Renewable island director: We need the opposite of Energy Union

Decentralisation is the key to energy success and development, Søren Hermansen said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV. Instead of focusing on Putin's gas, the EU should create its own independent energy grid, including the national feed-in tariffs the Energy Union project opposes, he said.
Anders Primdahl Vistisen [Europa-Parlamentet i Danmark/Flickr]

Youngest MEP: ‘EU unemployment schemes have no value’

Anders Primdahl Vistisen is the youngest of all 751 MEPs who just began their term in Strasbourg. As a future member of the budget committees, Vistisen, a Danish People’s Party member, is focused on slimming down the budgets and also on the EU’s programmes on youth unemployment.

Danish employers’ chief: ‘We are completely dependent on Denmark being part of the core of the EU’

The Danish European Parliament election campaign has focused heavily on benefits tourism and criticism of the EU's single market and free movement. But the benefits of open labour markets in the EU outweigh the problems, says the CEO of the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) Jørn Neergaard Larsen. Together with the major labour unions, DA has published a declaration on the EU and the labour market, in attempt to reverse the negative debate.
Brexit 07-05-2013

Danish minister: We want to be at the EU’s core

Denmark is celebrating 40 years as an EU member in 2013. Despite opting out of four main policy areas, the small Scandinavian nation wants to be at the core of the EU, Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen tells EURACTIV.
Regional Policy 25-07-2012

Arctic expert: Greenland could re-join the EU in a generation

Greenland joined the European Economic Community with Denmark in 1973 but left in 1985 due to quarrels over commercial fishing regulations. With Greenland facing new export potential and possible independence from Denmark, the EU must play a pragmatic and constructive role to secure the island’s development, Damien Degeorges says in an interview with EURACTIV.

Danish minister: Green growth without prophesying

Danish Environment Minister Ida Auken has an ambitious agenda for her country's EU presidency, including global leadership on sustainable development. The Socialist politician says she sees no conflict between environmental regulation and spurring economic growth in Europe.
Development Policy 06-10-2009

Danish minister: No more time to delay climate choices

With only 70-or so days to go before leaders meet to agree on a post-Kyoto climate deal in Copenhagen, there is a need to speed up negotiations and "make political choices,"  Danish Climate Change and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 04-11-2008

Danish PM warns against ‘abuse’ of crisis

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen wants EU leaders to "stick to free market principles" and prevent those who are "trying to abuse the financial crisis" from introducing "protectionist measures" for domestic industries. He spoke to EURACTIV before his keynote address at the European Liberal Democrats' annual congress in Stockholm last week.

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