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Brexit 23-11-2018

Katainen on Brexit: We have to take Spain’s concerns very seriously

Member states share Spain's concerns over the future relationship with Gibraltar after Brexit, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV.com in a long interview where he addressed all the pressing challenges the EU is currently facing.
EU Priorities 2020 20-11-2017

Bulgarian President: I may be a general, but I don’t like warlike rhetoric

In a wide-ranging interview, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, whose country takes over the EU's  rotating six-month Presidency in January, discussed European policies, the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency, and  his contradictions with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
Development Policy 17-11-2017

EIB president: Europe needs a paradigm shift in development policy

The Juncker Plan has been a "miraculous instrument", and Europe now needs the same paradigm change in development policy. That means moving from social policy to economic development, and from grants to loans. The EU will play a huge role in that shift, Werner Hoyer told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Politics 30-10-2017

Tomáš Zdechovský: The EU begins in the stomach of a Czech citizen

The Czechs do not know anything about the EU’s global strategies or the interconnection of energy networks. But they know very well that they can buy cheaper and better food in Germany, says MEP Tomáš Zdechovský (EPP).
Economic governance 23-05-2017

Moscovici: Italy, Portugal, Spain fiscal progress ‘good news’

Portugal, Italy and Spain became yesterday (22 May) illustrative examples of the new period Europe enjoys. The executive congratulated Lisbon and Madrid for turning their economies upside down, just one year after they became the first countries that breached the fiscal rules, while it gave its blessing to Rome’s adjustments, one of the eurozone’s troublemakers.
Economic governance 14-03-2017

French economist: ‘German trade surplus responsible for eurozone inequity’

The economic imbalances of the eurozone are undermining citizens’ confidence in the European project. Cutting Germany’s trade surplus could help redress the balance, Jérôme Creel said in an interview with EURACTIV France.
#Media4EU 27-01-2017

Class Editori chief: The media forgot about the middle class

Italian newspapers have been struggling to keep up with new technologies during the country's eight-year recession,  Executive Editor-in-Chief of Class Editori Gabriele Capolino, told Christophe Leclerc.
Euro & Finance 17-01-2017

Moscovici: Progress on deficit reduction must not be reversed

Pierre Moscovici spoke to EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France about France's left-wing primary, the impact of Donald Trump's election, the 3% deficit rule, the Commission's March white paper and the importance of the euro.
Euro & Finance 08-12-2016

Economist: ‘Italian reforms will come to standstill’

Italy's dismissal of Matteo Renzi's reform package sent a clear signal to the other member states that Rome is incapable of solving its economic woes alone, researcher Dr Paweł Tokarski said in interview with the SWP.
Euro & Finance 25-10-2016

Jean Tirole: ‘I hope Europe and the UK can prevent Brexit’

Brexit triumphed through demagogy and populism, according to the economist Jean Tirole, who calls for a U-turn to prevent Europe falling to the forces of separatism.
Euro & Finance 25-02-2016

Maria João Rodrigues: We should invest in Europe and expand domestic demand

The European Parliament insists that fiscal consolidation and reforms are not enough and that the EU should have a strong priority in investment in Europe and expanding the internal domestic demand, Maria João Rodrigues told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Xavier Timbeau: ‘The Juncker Plan is not working’

The independent Annual Growth Survey group (iAGS) highlights the need for investment, in order to secure Europe's economic recovery. French economist Xavier Timbeau says that Juncker Plan has not delivered.
Alexander Stubb
Elections 24-02-2014

Finnish minister: EU membership has given Finland a voice that is louder than ever before

Finland has benefitted "tremendously" from joining the EU, where it continues to play a constructive and active role, says Alexander Stubb on the 20th anniversary of the Finnish EU membership referendum.
Central Europe 14-11-2012

Hungarian minister: A budget for the eurozone will destroy the EU

A second budget for the eurozone would result in treating countries differently and ultimately destroy the EU, Enik? Gy?ri, Hungary's state secretary for European Affairs, told EURACTIV Germany. 
Central Europe 31-10-2012

Scholar: EU backslides from diversity to differentiation

There is a tendency in the EU, especially when dealing with Central and Eastern Europe, to turn the reality of the European diversity into a differentiation policy, says Vasile Pu?ca?, a Romanian scholar and diplomat who was his country’s chief negotiator in the EU accession talks.
Euro & Finance 25-10-2012

Kwa?niewski: Poland should join the eurozone within five years

The next EU step for Poland should be joining the eurozone within three to five years. It would be dangerous for the EU if Poland does not take that step, says Aleksander Kwa?niewski.
Future EU 04-09-2012

Reding: Barroso III would make Europe stronger

Europe needs continuity and stability at the helm of government to make it stronger and more resilient, European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said in an interview with EURACTIV Italy, while also pushing for a third Barroso term at the Commission.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2012

Rodrigues: Eurozone crisis is reaching a new stage

The eurozone crisis is reaching a new stage. It is no longer evolving in small economies, but also in large economies, Maria João Rodrigues tells EURACTIV Slovakia.
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.
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.
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.
Euro & Finance 10-05-2007

Professor de Grauwe on ECB policies

Criticism of the European Central Bank by Nicolas Sarkozy is "ill founded" argues Professor Paul de Grauwe. In this interview, he speaks about the ECB's policies, eurozone enlargement and why central banks hide the "cost of cash".

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