About: Günter Verheugen

Politics 21-06-2017

Why the Commission needs reform

There is an often overlooked area which is in dire need of reform: the structure and set-up of the EU Commission itself, write Kai Gehring and Stephan A. Schneider.
Transport 01-03-2017

Parliament Dieselgate committee closes with call to set up EU road agency

A European Parliament inquiry committee into the Dieselgate scandal approved a report yesterday (28 February) calling for a new agency to oversee road transport but stopped short of blaming new President Antonio Tajani for enabling widespread emissions cheating during his time as EU Industry Commissioner.
Global Europe 07-11-2014

Poland’s New Golden Age

Federica Mogherini, new EU new foreign affairs chief, has chosen Poland for her first trip, saying that the country has a big role to play in shaping the EU's common vision. Former Commissioner for Enlargement Günther Verheugen explains how Warsaw has become a European leader again.
Global Europe 20-03-2014

Verheugen: ‘Crimea will become part of Russia’

There is almost nothing left that can stop Russian annexation of Crimea. 'The train has left the station', says Günter Verheugen. Still, the former Enlargement Commissioner calls for dialogue and warns against escalation and an economic war.
Elections 25-07-2013

Verheugen: Beware an institutional crisis after the EU elections

An institutional crisis of the kind the EU cannot afford would happen if the European elections put forward a candidate for Commission president who would not have the support of his own country, Günter Verheugen, former Commission vice president and enlargement commissioner, told EURACTIV Poland.
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Future EU 29-03-2013

The Future of Europe: How will the debate be communicated?

With the urgency of the financial crisis passing, attention turns to European integration. European countries (Eurozone, non-Eurozone or non-EU) are re-assessing their relationship with the EU. This will be an over-arching debate in Europe in the next 5 years. Many actors will drive this debate. Think-tanks and academia have started to circulate ideas and scenarios. Senior EU policymakers, multi-national corporations, political parties and national politicians will all weigh in.
Future EU 28-03-2013

Verheugen: Europe cannot do it without Turkey

The European Union needs Turkey if it is to succeed as a global player, former Commission vice-president Günter Verheugen tells EURACTIV.
Brexit 01-10-2008

Verheugen: ‘Everything in the SBA is negotiable’

All measures in the recently proposed Small Business Act (SBA) are "negotiable", including one on a reduced rate of VAT that is strongly opposed by several member states, Commission Vice-President responsible for enterprise Günter Verheugen told EURACTIV in an interview.