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Bishow Parajuli, the World Food Programme's representative in Yemen, in the capital, Sana'a. [Fares Khoailed/WFP].
Development Policy 25-07-2014

UN official: Yemen could be ‘first country to run out of water’

Since the political crisis erupted in Yemen in 2011, the country has begun to move towards democracy. Many challenges remain in the country, wracked by civil unrest and widespread water and food insecurity, says Bishow Parajuli, the UN World Food Programme's representative in Yemen.
Energy 01-10-2013

Expert: The EU falters on common energy interests

No matter how much we talk about a common EU energy policy, many examples show that some member states don't favour setting up trans-border links, and Poland is clearly one of them, Dr Ar?nas Molis told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
Energy 18-09-2012

Industry: Consumer fears on smart meters are ‘overblown’

Industry is waiting for national energy regulators in each member state to decide how to distribute the costs involved in the roll-out of smart meters, which could fall on consumers, depending on each market's 'peculiarities', John Harris, of smart metering company Landis+Gyr, told EURACTIV.
Energy 02-12-2011

Expert: Nuclear energy ‘does not reduce the price of electricity’

Nuclear power plants are attractive for their owners but not necessarily for the consumer, says Alois Tost, independent expert consultant on energy issues.
Energy 02-07-2010

Lukoil CEO: Russian oil business prospers in EU

For Russian oil companies, the business climate in Europe is good, but a lot of fallacious information about the country still needs to be countered, Vagit Alekperov, founder and president of Lukoil, Russia's largest oil company, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
EU Priorities 2020 16-06-2010

Rifkin: Europe, the laboratory of the world

Despite the economic crisis and the struggle to save the euro, the European dream is not dead: what Europe needs is an "economic vision and game plan" that can create "a seamless, distributive energy grid" and build a third industrial revolution, said Jeremy Rifkin, author of 'The European Dream', in an interview with EURACTIV.
Central Europe 14-04-2010

Analyst: No more room for Polish-Russian confrontation

Mutual resentment between Poland and Russia is being replaced with openness and the beginnings of friendship in the emotional days since the tragic plane crash in Smolensk, in which the Polish president and his delegation lost their lives, Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski, a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 24-04-2009

Zagorski: Tough task ahead for EU-Russia talks

Energy, trade, investment and security will be at the heart of EU-Russia partnership negotiations, Andrei V. Zagorski told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview. The Russian expert predicts that negotiations will be difficult as the EU-Russia relationship is "not going through the best time". But the Russian academic is hopeful that agreement can be struck, citing substantial "mutual interests".
Energy 26-03-2009

Tanaka: ‘We’re calling for a clean energy new deal’

Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), urged world governments to ensure that stimulus packages aimed at restoring growth also embrace low-carbon technologies. He spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of the European Business Summit, which opens today (26 March) in Brussels. 
Energy 18-12-2008

RWE director: Europe needs ‘electricity highways’

A conference organised by UCTE, the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity, will try to fill a communication gap between decision-makers and technicians, Dr. Klaus Kleinekorte, managing director of German energy giant RWE, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 18-01-2008

Professor: ‘Obvious’ energy synergy between EU and Mediterranean region

The potential for further energy cooperation between the countries of North Africa and the EU is 'obvious' as the bloc seeks to diversify its sources of supply, but future energy relations between the two regions should be at company rather than state level, said Professor Jean-Marie Chevalier of Paris-Dauphine University in an interview with EURACTIV France.
Energy 04-09-2007

‘Russia cannot do without European energy market’

Following the failure of the May EU Summit in Samara, the Kremlin's withdrawal from the CFE Treaty suggests a further deterioration in dialogue between the EU and Russia. In an interview with EURACTIV France, Thomas Gomart, Russian programme director for the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), reconsiders the possibility of a new energy relationship.
Energy 29-05-2007

Interview: European ‘energy champions’ needed

Speaking to EURACTIV.fr, MEP Anne Laperrouze (ALDE/UDF) highlights the problems posed by the liberalisation of energy markets, and insists that the Union must maintain European 'energy champions'.