About: Maria João Rodrigues

Economy & Jobs 31-05-2018

MEP Rodrigues: Imposing eurozone ‘as it is’ on Italy is not the answer

Populist forces in Italy are “playing with fire” and exposing the country to market pressure, vice-president of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament Maria João Rodrigues warned in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 17-11-2017

Juncker is ‘sincerely in favour of social Europe’

Jean-Claude Juncker deserves credit for making social issues a priority for the European Commission, Socialist MEP Maria Joao Rodrigues told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Future EU 07-07-2017

Rodrigues: ‘This European Parliament can’t be led by a right-wing majority’

The European Parliament on Wednesday (5 July) failed to agree a common position on the Commission Work Programme for 2018. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, Maria João Rodrigues welcomed this as a sign that the conservative domination of the legislature is coming to an end.
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.
Maria João Rodrigues
Development Policy 17-09-2015

Rodrigues: Juncker must flex muscle with member states

As the European Parliament adopts its first joint resolution on the Commission work programme to be presented in October, Portuguese MEP Maria João Rodrigues said Juncker must take leadership and restore political dynamism in the EU.

S&D Vice President: We need a new instrument to support investment

As the European Investment Bank has not been an effective tool in a previous attempt to create a massive investment package, this time, a new instrument needs to be created, MEP Maria João Rodgrigues told EutrActiv in an exclusive interview.

EU policy guru: ‘Austerity plans risk stifling growth’

Austerity measures to cut public debt and rein in speculation on the euro are threatening to kill the fragile economic recovery, warned policymakers ahead of a summit aimed at strengthening budget discipline in the European Union. Maria João Rodrigues, former special advisor at the European Commission and an economics professor, spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.
Future EU 20-12-2007

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

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.