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Elections 27-10-2017

Andrej Babiš: Who is the new Czech prime minister?

Czech President Miloš Zeman instructed Andrej Babiš to form a new government. With 99% of the votes counted, his party ANO, collected 29.76% of popular support.

EU human rights chief: ‘Civil society will push back the rise of extremism’

The rise of extreme parties across Europe is motivating people of good will to speak out and get activated, the director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights told EURACTIV.com.
Central Europe 26-05-2017

Takács: Hungary is a successful member state

Just because Hungary has different ideas about issues like migration does not mean it should be perceived negatively. This is exactly why we are fed up, Szábolcs Takács told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Politics 30-03-2017

Moravcsik interview, part II: Brexit is a ‘PR exercise’

Brexit is not what Britain’s politicians say it is, Princeton University’s Andrew Moravcsik told EURACTIV Slovakia. It’s more akin to a half-truth, disguising business-as-usual.
Brexit 29-03-2017

Moravcsik interview, part I: Britain is the exception to the rule

Brexit was an extremely unlikely occurrence, Princeton’s Andrew Moravcsik told EURACTIV Slovakia.

Former Népszabadság editor: Orbán’s referendum was no failure

Hungarian newspaper Népszabadság was closed down in October 2016, in a move that was seen by many observers as the Budapest government’s attempts to crack down on dissenting voices. EURACTIV’s partner Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft talked to its former deputy-editor.
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.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2016

Slovak ambassador: We’ll firm up our EU Presidency priorities after Brexit vote

Slovakia's agenda for its first EU Council Presidency will be adopted at the last moment, says Dušan Krištofík, the Slovak Ambassador to Poland. The reason is the British referendum on EU membership, which "will have a major impact on the Union" whichever way it goes, he told EURACTIV Poland.

Jordanian city boss: We need more EU money to cope with refugees

Jordan, an ally in the West's fight against ISIS, is struggling to support more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees. Amman city manager Fawzi Masad told EURACTIV that Jordan was not getting the support from the EU it needs to cope with the refugee crisis.

Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran has asked in an interview with EURACTIV. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a German decision to close its borders would kill the passport-free zone forever.
Development Policy 20-10-2015

Danièle Lamarque: ‘Migration and development policies should be linked’

The European Union must adapt its development aid to new challenges, like the migration crisis, and the fight against climate change, Danièle Lamarque told EURACTIV France
Brexit 03-07-2015

Daul: ‘Orbán is the ‘enfant terrible’ of the EPP family, but I like him’

Joseph Daul, the president of the European People's Party (EPP), spoke to EURACTIV France about Grexit, Brexit and the “enfant terrible” of the EPP, Viktor Orbán. 
Brexit 28-05-2015

Weber: ‘The British government must remain realistic’

David Cameron should not overburden negotiations with EU partners with unattainable demands, says the head of the  EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber. Discrimination against EU citizens in the United Kingdom would be a "red line" the CSU politician told Tagesspiegel.
EU Priorities 2020 20-05-2015

Spaak: My father was tormented by the unanimity rule

EXCLUSIVE/ Paul-Henri Spaak, one of the European Union's founding fathers, was tormented by the unanimity rule, which still holds the EU hostage, his daughter Antoinette revealed. "We need a two-tier Europe," she told EURACTIV.
Brexit 24-04-2015

TUC’s Owen Tudor: ‘We are totally opposed to TTIP’

Shrouded with secrecy and posing a threat to public services, Owen Tudor tells EURACTIV why the UK Trade Union Congress doesn’t believe the hype over TTIP, and why exploitation, rather than immigration, should be the cause of people’s concerns.
Brexit 18-03-2015

Lord Mayor of London: ‘The single market is what it is all about’

Europe needs to focus on the single market and increasing its global competitiveness, according to Alan Yarrow, the Lord Mayor of London. He sat down with EURACTIV UK’s, Mark Briggs to discuss the City’s relationship with the EU, and what he would say to Angela Merkel.
Global Europe 14-06-2011

D’Alema: EU at risk of wasting Arab Spring’s historic chance

Europe should do much more on foreign policy, especially by unambiguously supporting the Arab revolutions, otherwise it risks wasting an historic opportunity which could later count against it, said former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

Human Rights Commissioner: Europe’s leaders betray basic principles

The EU is closing its doors ever tighter to immigrants and some of its leaders are betraying basic humanitarian principles, said Thomas Hammarberg, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Med & South 21-05-2010

Minister: Ukraine is next for EU visa-free travel

After Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, whose citizens enjoy visa free travel in the Schengen space, the next country to break the visa barrier will be Ukraine, the country's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ukraine Konstantin Yelisieiev told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Languages & Culture 13-11-2006

Understanding refugees – understanding humanity

Brussels-based artist Joslin Towler tells EURACTIV about the inspiration that she drew from listening to refugees’ experiences, and how she is giving their moving stories a platform through her new European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) prints exhibition.
Security 03-03-2004

Full interview with Joanna Apap: EU allowed infringement of passengers’ privacy rights

Joanna Apap, head of the Justice and Home Affairs research unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies gives a strong warning to Member States not to undermine human rights through security measures.
Security 04-02-2004

Full interview with Jonathan Faull, Director-General European Commission’s DG Justice and Home Affai

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Jonathan Faull, the European Commission Director General for Justice and Home Affairs, highlights the main challenges in building an area of freedom, security and justice.
Security 09-12-2003

Full interview with Robert Evans, MEP – “Codecision [in JHA] will have a significant impact on the t

Robert Evans, Vice-Chairman, EP Committee on Justice and Home Affairs, gives its views on the recent developments and on the impact of the forthcoming institutional changes in the field of Justice and Home Affairs.
Security 09-12-2003

Full interview with Hubert Pirker, MEP – “the codecision procedure will make it more difficult to re

In an interview with EURACTIV.com, MEP Hubert Pirker (EPP-ED, Austria) considers that the codecision procedure will make it more difficult to reach agreements on Justice and Home Affairs issues due to diverging political opinions.