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  • Federalist: Irish politicians ‘failed’ to explain EU treaty

    Future EU 02-07-2008

    Sylvie Goulard, the president of the French section of the federalist group European Movement International, believes Irish voters' concerns on abortion, defence and tax issues must be addressed after they rejected the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum last month.

  • MEP: Irish government showed ‘sheer incompetence’ in communication

    Future EU 02-07-2008

    While the European institutions are trying to provide a good example in communicating with citizens, the main responsibility lies with national governments, who are failing in this task, Vice President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Ambassador: Irish ‘no’ affects Polish ratification

    Future EU 25-06-2008

    Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski will complete the ratification procedure of the Lisbon Treaty only once there is no doubt that the text will indeed enter into force, Polish Permanent Representative to the EU Jan Tombi?ski told EURACTIV in an interview. 

  • Peter Ludlow: Merkel can lead the EU out of the crisis

    Future EU 20-06-2008

    The key figure to find a way out of the crisis following the failed Irish Lisbon Treaty referendum is Angela Merkel, the founding director of the Centre for European Policy Studies and the director of the European Strategy Forum, Peter Ludlow, told EURACTIV in an interview. 

  • Sinn Féin: ‘There’s always a Plan B’

    Future EU 05-06-2008

    The argument that Ireland’s economy will suffer in case voters reject the Lisbon Treaty in next week’s referendum are a "bullying" tactic, says Eoin Ó'Broin, director of European Affairs at Sinn Féin. He spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Lamassoure: EU leaders should grill ‘Mr. Europe’ on TV

    EU Priorities 2020 16-05-2008

    Leading French MEP Alain Lamassoure is to put forward a motion for a Parliament resolution calling for a televised grilling of the candidates for the EU's future permanent president. Those asking the questions should be the heads of state and government of the 27 EU countries, he told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Professor: EU works well even without Lisbon Treaty

    EU Priorities 2020 29-04-2008

    The EU continues to function just as well as before enlargement, according to Professor Anand Menon from the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. Speaking to EURACTIV.sk in an interview, he said an important innovation of the Lisbon Treaty is the "yellow card procedure", which would give national parliaments a say on draft Commission proposals. 

  • Rodrigues: New treaty to allow EU to ‘shape globalisation’

    Future EU 20-12-2007

    The Treaty of Lisbon will allow the European Union to develop an effective response to the new realities of globalisation, while giving a significant boost to the Growth and Jobs agenda by creating more binding mechanisms for its implementation, Special Advisor to the Portuguese Prime Minister for the EU Presidency Maria Joao Rodrigues told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.