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  • Thaçi: ‘Rumours caused the exodus of Kosovars’

    Interview | Enlargement 18-02-2015

    Rumours circulated that Germany was issuing work permits, and this created confusion, Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaçi told EURACTIV Germany, referring to the recent exodus of 30,000 Kosovars to EU countries.

  • Joschka Fischer: ‘Germans don’t care about Juncker’

    News | Future EU 26-11-2014

    If the Juncker Commission is Europe’s last hope “then we are done for”, said ex-foreign minister Joschka Fischer, claiming Germans do not care about the new Commission president. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Merkel seeks to strengthen EU ties to Western Balkans

    News | Enlargement 29-08-2014

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans on working closely with Western Balkan countries to bring them closer to the EU, a process she initiated by hosting a high profile Western Balkan Conference in Berlin on Thursday (28 August). EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Kohl encourages Merkel to pursue EU unity

    News | Euro & Finance 18-07-2014

    In a letter congratulating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her 60th birthday Thursday (17 July), former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl encouraged her to focus on policy that brings Europe closer together, and emphasised the value of partnership with the United States. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Barroso: EU integration may be at risk

     Video | Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 09-05-2014

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso delivered a major speech on Thursday in Berlin on the occasion of Europe day, laying out his legacy and priorities for the future of the EU.

  • Barroso calls for political union, criticises eurosceptics

     Video | Promoted content | EU Elections 2014 11-09-2013

    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso warned on Wednesday that political instability is the biggest risk to Europe's future. He attacked his Eurosceptic critics and called for a stronger European Union. Addressing the European Parliament in what most likely will be his last 'State of the Union' speech, Barroso urged EU leaders to continue implementing reforms, as the bloc slowly leans towards economic recovery. 

  • UK’s Cameron aims to erase EU goal of ‘ever closer union’

    Opinion | Brexit 05-08-2013

    Britain's long-running political civil war over Europe is as much about symbols as it is about substance. That is why London wants to erase or amend the goal of an "ever closer union" which is perceived as a journey towards a European super-state, writes Paul Taylor.

  • Finnish Prime Minister calls for a ‘just and fair” EU

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 16-04-2013

    Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen called for greater economic and political integration in Europe.
    Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg, Katainen said that citizen support can only be gained through a 'just and fair' EU.

  • European integration must continue, says Verheugen

    News | Global Europe 28-03-2013

    With the urgency of the financial crisis, Günter Verheugen, former Vice President of the European Commission voiced the need for further European integration, in a video interview with EURACTIV. 

  • Summit to set path towards greater EU integration

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 26-06-2012

    This will be the fourth 'make or break' EU summit in a year. European leaders are gathering in Brussels later this week to come up with credible solutions to solve the euro crisis. But experts believe this meeting will be no panacea for the euro's problems.
    International pressure is mounting amid fears of a full-scale economic crisis. EU leaders consider that more 'European integration' is the long-lasting solution that markets are so intensively demanding. A banking union and issuing the so-called 'eurobonds' are in the cards.