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Stanley Johnson being interviewed on BBC News 22 Feb 16
Brexit 13-06-2016

Stanley Johnson: There is no majority in UK parliament to deliver Brexit

Stanley Johnson, father of Brexiteer-in-chief Boris, has said that there is no majority in the UK parliament to deliver Brexit after a Leave vote in the referendum.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2012

Greek MEP: ‘Merkel lacks a good pair of glasses’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel must realise that Europe needs two stable legs to be able to run – fiscal discipline and growth – says Greek Socialist MEP Sylvana Rapti.
Economy & Jobs 23-05-2012

Foreign Minister: ‘Lithuania could adopt the euro after some time’

The big priority for Lithuania is to have a healthy economy, and then maybe later the country will consider joining the eurozone, Audronius Ažubalis, Lithuania's foreign minister, said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Euro & Finance 19-09-2011

US economist: ‘European incoherence’ hampering euro’s rise as world currency

The euro's rise as an international exchange and reserve currency is being slowed by the incoherence of European monetary and fiscal policy, said economist Barry Eichengreen in an interview with EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 10-08-2011

Economist: Mistrust of Berlusconi hampering eurozone deal

The eurozone crisis will likely see the emergence of a new tax- and debt-raising authority in Brussels, according to Andrew Lilico. The economist, who has the ear of the UK government, tells EURACTIV in an exclusive interview Brussels would be trusted by Germans to distribute money in the euro zone, but Silvio Berlusconi is not.
Euro & Finance 24-06-2011

Liberal MEP: You can never guarantee that default is ‘orderly’

The United Kingdom is the third-largest lender to Greece and must accept its responsibilities by supporting the country's bailout, says British Liberal Democrat MEP Graham Watson, adding that any solution linked to an 'orderly default' is too risky.
Euro & Finance 24-06-2011

Green MEP: An early, orderly default is best for Greece

Greece cannot repay its debts and the best solution would be an early orderly default, Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts from the European Green Party told EURACTIV in an interview conducted at the EU summit on 24 June.
Euro & Finance 16-06-2011

Publisher: Greece’s unity was only superficial

Greek society is divided over how to tackle the current economic crisis and social upheaval, mostly because some do not realise the gravity of the situation and struggle to put things into perspective, said  Alexandra Vovolini in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.gr
Euro & Finance 20-05-2011

PES leader: Debt ‘retro-profiling’ the solution for Greece

The Greek crisis could be resolved if EU leaders were to allow a longer repayment period and lower the interest rate under a bond swap, using a genuine European guarantee mechanism at no cost to Greece's European partners, Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Poul Nyrup Rasmussen told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Regional Policy 17-05-2011

Dassis: ‘European workers are fiercely opposed to austerity measures’

Trade union leaders from across Europe are gathering in Athens this week, for the 12th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Veteran trade unionist George Dassis shared with EURACTIV his views on the social impacts of the financial crisis, and how the EU should show solidarity with countries such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
Euro & Finance 13-05-2011

Borrell: Lack of political will is exacerbating EU integration fatigue

The persistent hesitation of EU leaders to tackle crises is weakening the European Union and exacerbating integration fatigue, said Josep Borrell, president of the European University Institute, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Future EU 07-04-2011

Delors: Franco-German alliance is EU’s ‘tree of life’

Unlike their illustrious predecessors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy maintain a "superficial" alliance, former European Commission President Jacques Delors told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Economy & Jobs 14-02-2011

Polish Minister: EU budget will be ‘sign of our ambitions’

The upcoming Polish EU Presidency will be a time when we can talk about the principles of the future budget – a modern, ambitious budget, Poland's State Secretary for European Affairs Miko?aj Dowgielewicz told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
EU Priorities 2020 16-09-2010

Employers’ federation: EU must ‘show the way’ on economic governance

Rather than constituting an undemocratic interference, surveillance and sanctioning of national budgets at EU level is the only way to solve the bloc's economic ills, says Rudi Thomaes of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.
Euro & Finance 13-09-2010

Waigel: ‘EU should have questioned Greece’s budget figures much sooner’

Theo Waigel, Germany’s former finance minister and one of the architects of the euro in the 1990s, says the Greek sovereign debt crisis has exposed the failure of the institutions underpinning the common currency, in particular the European Commission. He spoke to EURACTIV.de in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 31-05-2010

Estonian PM: Euro has a brilliant future

The euro is still under construction but a brilliant future lies ahead, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip told EURACTIV.fr in an interview.
Central Europe 31-05-2010

Slovak Minister: Barroso behind economic mess

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso's recent criticism of Germany's calls for budgetary discipline to be tightened in the EU even if treaty change is required was "tactless", Slovak Finance Minister Ján Po?iatek told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 19-01-2009

De Silguy: ‘Decline in purchasing power is not the euro’s fault’

"The idea that the decline in consumers’ purchasing power is a result of the euro is a myth," argued former EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy in an interview with EURACTIV France, expressing his belief that the single currency had been well received by the general public and by the French in particular.
Euro & Finance 04-03-2008

UK Professor: ‘Euro-zone membership provides a shelter’

Membership of the euro can shelter small countries from global financial turmoil, while its global role is likely to grow at the expense of the dollar, according to Economics Professor David Cobham, who was speaking to EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.