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Agrifood 21-05-2019

EFSA boss: Next time we should also assess consequences without glyphosate

The next re-authorisation process for the controversial glyphosate weedkiller should also include an assessment of a potential ban of the substance in terms of food availability, biodiversity and farmers’ income, Bernhard Url told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Future EU 30-11-2016

Aspaker: Norway wants to be included in Brexit negotiations

Norway would like to help forge a solution to the UK’s single market dilemma, says Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, Norwegian minister of EEA and EU affairs, in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.

Italy’s ambassador to the UK: Brexit could have been avoided

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in a referendum last month could have been avoided had the United Kingdom introduced national reforms to manage freedom of movement for EU migrants, the Italian ambassador to the UK has told EURACTIV.com.

Norwegian minister: ‘We have the same rights and duties as EU member states’

Although Norway is not an EU member, it has agreed on a voluntary contribution of €2.8 billion to promote economic and social cohesion in poorer Eastern European countries. “It’s a win-win situation,” explains Elisabeth Aspaker who adds: “It’s not a rule that we should get something back."
Brexit 15-06-2016

Leinen: Shock of Brexit would draw EU closer together

As the UK's vote on its EU membership looms on the horizon, EURACTIV Germany spoke to Jo Leinen MEP about what might happen if Brexit happened and what kind of relationship the UK could expect with the EU.
Global Europe 16-04-2012

Envoy: Norway keeps €430 billion for ‘generations to come’

Tapping the €430-billion Norway pension fund, made up of revenues from the country's gas and oil exports, to boost EU bailout mechanisms is a "non issue" because the fund has a different purpose, Norway's Ambassador to the EU Atle Leikvoll told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 12-06-2004

Full interview with Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn explains the outlines of his project for a 'sustainable Europe' in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 09-06-2004

Interview: Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Greens

Monica Frassoni stresses that competiveness and high environmental protection can go hand in hand and says "the progress made by the EU towards sustainable development has been little more than lip service".

Interview with Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (W

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Björn Stigson WBCSD President said: "Companies that engage in voluntary actions rarely fail to comply. The laggards are usually not found in this category."

Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

"Sustainable development and principles of environmental protection must be clearly enshrined in the constitutional principles of the EU," says UNEP Executive Director, Dr. Klaus Töpfer.