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Europe's East 16-10-2018

Elmar Mammadyarov : Azerbaijan’s EU relation is of strategic nature

In a wide-ranging interview, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov discussed his country’s relations with the EU, major energy and transport projects, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and relations with global players.
Future EU 21-06-2018

Victor Negrescu: The Romanian Presidency will build consensus around the citizens

In a wide-ranging interview, Victor Negrescu, the Romanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs, presents the priorities of the upcoming Romanian Presidency (1 January-30 June 2019), during which the European elections will be held, as well as the first post-Brexit EU summit.
Europe's East 23-11-2017

Moldovan PM: The time of frozen conflicts has passed

The Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview that there are good prospects for finding a solution to the Transnistria conflict, one of the post-Soviet frozen conflicts which have caused enormous harm to the region's populations.
Global Europe 23-11-2017

Chizhov: Syria is almost settled, time for EU to step in

In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday (22 November), Russia’s ambassador to the EU discussed Syria and other conflicts, the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, his country's relations with Turkey and Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Central Asia 05-09-2017

Minister: Multiculturalism flourishes in Kazakhstan

Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Kazakhstan's deputy foreign minister, spoke to EURACTIV.com about nuclear disarmament, relations with the big powers and his country’s example when it comes to multiculturalism.
Politics 20-07-2017

Estonian ambassador: Trump is right, Europe should pay for own defence

Estonian Ambassador to Poland Harri Tiido explained the priorities of his country’s EU Presidency and talked about the current challenges facing Europe, in an interview with EURACTIV.pl.
Armenia 30-11-2015

Azeri Ambassador: Azerbaijan and EU need to build a perspective

Azerbaijan’s relations vis-à-vis Europe should concentrate on creating future perspectives and overcoming current challenges, the Azarbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, Fuad Isgandarov, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 18-03-2014

Moldova Deputy PM: EU membership perspective is ‘a matter of urgent necessity’ for Eastern countries

Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister, Natalia Gherman, argues that giving an EU membership perspective to Eastern Partnership countries "is a matter of urgent necessity” and calls for dialogue with the Russian Federation.
Global Europe 29-11-2013

EPP leader: Vilnius is a turning point in EU-Russia relations

By deterring Ukraine from associating with the EU, Russia has broken at least two major international agreements. Consequently, the EU should become more assertive towards Moscow, EPP Vice President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 06-11-2013

Top diplomat: No plan b for EU-Ukraine agreement

Ukraine will sign an association agreement with the EU at the end of November, and is ready to make significant changes to its domestic legislation by introducing an anti-discrimination law aimed at protecting the gay and lesbian community, the country's deputy foreign minister, Andrii Olefirov, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Europe's East 30-10-2013

Minister: Moldova is the frontrunner for visa liberalisation

Moldova expects to become the frontrunner of the EU's Eastern partner states vying for visa liberalisation with the 28-country bloc, if it signs its mooted association agreement at a 28-29 November summit in Vilnius, Moldova’s Foreign and European Integration Minister Natalia Gherman told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
Armenia 19-09-2013

Top MEP: Ukrainians should feel the EU’s solidarity

If the authorities in Kyiv release Yulia Tymosenko and the country’s parliament continues to deliver on reform, Brussels should be ready not only to sing through the EU-Ukraine association agreement, but Ukrainians must make sure that they deliver after receiving this “privileged treatment”, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told EURACTIV in an interview.
Europe's East 14-02-2013

Georgian minister: EU remains priority despite ‘Russian rapprochement’

Tamar Beruchachvili, Georgia's deputy state minister of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, told EURACTIV that the country’s new policy towards Russia “would certainly not jeopardise relations with the EU”.
Enlargement 08-11-2011

Saakashvili: Georgia ‘should never leave path’ of EU integration

Georgia remains committed to joining the European Union, said President Mikheil Saakashvili in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Poland. In a conciliatory gesture towards Moscow, the Georgian leader argued that closer ties between his country and the EU could also pave the way for more integration between Russia and the 27-nation bloc.
Med & South 15-12-2010

Foreign Minister: Bridges symbolise change for Ukrainians

To illustrate the changes in Ukraine under its new leadership, the country's foreign minister, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, referred to three bridges in Kyiv, the construction of which had been stagnating for the past five years. Now people can see that they are actually being built, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Med & South 11-05-2010

Turkish politician: EU approach towards Black Sea a ‘major disappointment’

The EU lacks a concerted policy towards the Black Sea region and is becoming increasingly fragile, inward-looking and even Islamophobic, Suat Kiniklioglu, deputy chairman for external affairs in Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.
Med & South 02-04-2010

Deputy minister: Ukrainians treated by EU consulates as in communist Russia

Ukrainian citizens face a "Visa Berlin Wall" when trying to enter the EU and the visa requirement procedures of European consulates are similar to those in communist Russia, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Kostyantyn Yeliseyev told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
Med & South 01-03-2010

Milinkevich: Use EU ‘carrots’ carefully

The European Union should make careful use of "carrots" with the authoritarian regime in Belarus in its attempts to boost democracy, the country's opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Elections 09-02-2010

Analyst: Yanukovich will not ruin Ukraine-EU relations

“The election of Victor Yanukovich is not a disaster for the European integration of [Ukraine], far from it,” Nathaniel Copsey of Birmingham's Aston University told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.