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Future EU 17-03-2020

Linn Selle: Coronavirus may have a long impact on German presidency

There are only a few months left until Germany will take over the EU Presidency. But the ongoing corona crisis could really upset the plans, says the president of the European Movement Germany. What can the EU actually do in these turbulent times?

EEB: The Slovak presidency must set higher climate and waste targets

Repatriating competences to the member states is not going to help citizens enjoy a better environment, Jeremy Wates tells EURACTIV Slovakia.
Brexit 24-06-2016

EPP vice-chair: ‘We have to be firm with the UK – no rotating presidency’

France should renegotiate the UK's Calais border deal, and Britain should miss out on the revolving Council presidency in late 2017, says Françoise Grossetête. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 28-06-2013

Irish minister: Presidency restored Ireland’s reputation in Europe

The public in Ireland is proud of what has been achieved under Ireland's presidency of the EU Council after some tough years. For the Irish people, the presidency has given them a newfound sense of pride and restored a tarnished reputation, says Lucinda Creighton.
Future EU 13-07-2011

Advisor: Polish Presidency wants new ‘European contract’

Poland wants to draw up a new 'contract' for the EU that would highlight the benefits of EU membership and redefine the joint responsibilities of member states, says Pawe? ?wieboda in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Poland.
EU Priorities 2020 21-02-2008

Vondra: ‘Europe without barriers’ top priority for Czech Presidency

Completing the internal market for labour, goods and services will be a priority for the Czech Republic when it assumes the six-month rotating presidency of the EU in January 2009 on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain, Czech Vice-Premier and EU Affairs Minister Alexandr Vondra told EURACTIV France in an interview.
Future EU 13-01-2006

Interview with MEP Voggenhuber on the Austrian Presidency and the EU Constitution

The Austrian Green MEP Johannes Voggenhuber was, together with British Liberal Andrew Duff, the Parliament's rapporteur on the EU Constitution. Both MEPs are also rapporteurs for the report on the period of reflection, to be voted in plenary in the January 16 -19 session. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, he commented on how likely the Austrian Presidency were to relaunch the stalled constitutional process.
Future EU 09-01-2006

Interview with Gregor Woschnagg, Permanent Representative of Austria to the EU

Gregor Woschnagg is likely to be one of the busiest men in the European Union at present. A diplomat and a senior civil servant in various ministries in Austria, he took over the post of Permanent Representative in September 1999, only weeks before the Austrian National Council elections that led to a major crisis between Austria and the EU. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Ambassador Woschnagg comments on the Austrian Presidency's priorities.