About: Hans-Olaf Henkel

Energy 05-09-2017

MEPs agree to bolster EU’s draft renewable energy target for 2030

The European Parliament’s energy committee confirmed on Monday (4 August) that MEPs want renewable energy targets to be more ambitious than the proposal put forward by the Commission.

AfD co-founder pondering new Eurosceptic party

Bernd Lucke, a founder of Alternative for Germany (AfD) is considering creating a new party with his association Weckruf 2015, after a dramatic shift right in the party. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Hans-Olaf Henkel from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party

SOS for science-based EU policy-making

The past few months have not been a triumph for science-based policy making in the EU, writes Hans-Olaf Henkel.
Hans-Olaf Henkel from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party
Euro & Finance 18-09-2014

Henkel MEP: Moscovici is ‘the Trojan Horse in the Commission’

German Eurosceptic MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel explains why he thinks Moscovici is France's "Trojan horse" in the European Commission and why Chancellor Merkel is secretly pleased with the appointment. He also talks about EU-US free trade negotiations, saying that without transparency on what is being negotiated, it is impossible to have a legitimate opinion on the agreement.
Alexander Gauland, top candidate in Brandenburg from Germany's Eurosceptic AfD, is threatening to withdraw from the regional race amid divisions within the party over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. [blu-news.org/Flickr]
Global Europe 22-08-2014

Russia-Ukraine conflict divides Germany’s Eurosceptics

Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is polarised over the Ukraine conflict, with Russian criticism coming from the party's leader Bernd Lucke and Brandenburg's top AfD candidate Alexander Gauland threatening to withdraw from the upcoming regional elections. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU's European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO)’s aid supports the government’s policy of free healthcare for children and pregnant women as a part of the Partnership for Transition in Côte d’Ivoire.  2013 [European Commission/Flickr]
Development Policy 03-06-2014

Germany’s Eurosceptic AfD sidelines development policy

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) has failed to define a clear development policy stance up until now. Speaking with EURACTIV Germany, the party revealed only vague, primarily neoliberal approaches, while German development organisations reacted with consternation and spoke of a "completely outdated picture". EURACTIV Germany reports.

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