About: Martin Schulz

Elections 11-09-2017

Schulz: ‘I’m glad’ Macron proposed eurozone reforms

Two weeks from the legislative elections, Social Democrat (SPD) candidate Martin Schulz wants to close the gap on Chancellor Angela Merkel, focusing on Europe and the digital sector, which have been largely absent from the campaign so far. He spoke with EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France.
Future EU 16-03-2017

Pulse of Europe: Something new could emerge from EU ‘ruins’

The Pulse of Europe initiative is trying, and succeeding, to get more people interested in European issues. Its founder, Daniel Röder, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about what could happen if France left the EU, populism and member state failures.

Elections 21-02-2017

Political consultant: Schulz has fighting chance of winning German election

Martin Schulz has a real chance of becoming Germany's next chancellor, political consultant Michael Spreng told EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche, as Angela Merkel struggles to inspire her own voters.
Global Europe 06-02-2017

Schäuble: UK shouldn’t be punished for Brexit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel that dealing with new US President Donald Trump requires a "calm" approach and that the UK shouldn't be punished for Brexit.
Trade & Society 20-01-2017

Moscovici: ‘Trump will bring more nationalism and protectionism’

Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici agrees with the 'wait  and see' approach toward new US President Donald Trump mostly shared by the global elite in the in Davos. But he sees more nationalism and protectionism coming from the White House.
EU Priorities 2020 11-05-2016

Wieland: ‘Spitzenkandidat genie is well and truly out of the bottle’

In November 2015, the European Parliament supported a reform to the EU electoral law that is intended to make the European elections more attractive. EURACTIV Germany spoke to one of the legislature's vice-presidents about it.
Euro & Finance 23-03-2016

Pervenche Berès: Eurozone budget carries a ‘strong political message’

Plans for a eurozone budget have progressed quickly in recent months. The European Parliament is finalising its proposals and two European Council summits will focus on the subject by the end of the year.
Global Europe 07-03-2016

Schulz: ‘Refugee crisis is going to cost us all a lot more’

Ahead of the extraordinary EU summit currently going on in Brussels, European Parliament President Martin Schulz told EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel that he wants efforts for a European solution to the refugee crisis to be increased, so that the bloc remains "unbroken".
Brexit 13-11-2015

BBC’s Dimbleby: British are woefully underinformed about the EU

The BBC World Service is launching a new series of debates, called World Questions, with the first episode being recorded at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels. EURACTIV interviewed veteran BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby ahead of the show, for his view on Britain, the BBC and the EU referendum.
Public Affairs 13-01-2015

Piotr M. Kaczy?ski: The attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on Europe

With the exception of Martin Schulz, European leaders missed their opportunity to be heard by citizens following the Paris attacks, Piotr M. Kaczy?ski told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
Prof. Mark Andreas Kayser lectures at Berlin's Hertie School of Governance. [Hertie School of Governance]
EU Elections 2014 30-05-2014

Political scientist: European Parliament will not solve EU legitimacy crisis

Empowering the European Parliament will not solve the EU's crisis of legitimacy. This effort has hit a dead end, says Professor Mark Andreas Kayser, advocating instead for more influence in the Council of Ministers and national legislatures.
Michael Kaeding is Jean-Monnet Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. [Universität Duisburg-Essen]
EU Elections 2014 27-05-2014

German analyst: Merkel ‘did not win the elections’

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) played the German card during the European elections, riding on the nationality of its top candidate Martin Schulz, who is primarily responsible for the SPD’s spike in votes, according to Michael Kaeding.
Professor Christina Holtz-Bacha. [Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg]
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

Media expert: Falling voter participation caught in a vicious cycle

Across Europe, decreasing voter participation rates are seen as an indicator for falling public support of the European idea, but the two may not be so closely related, says Dr. Christina Holtz-Bacha.
Michael Kaeding: Jean-Monnet-Professor, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
EU Elections 2014 25-04-2014

EU policy professor: European elections need a ‘Veggie-Day’

Four weeks before the European elections, Germans seem largely indifferent to the vote. In order to raise interest, the European election campaign should emphasize different issues, advertise new faces, and take on an argumentative nature, says Michael Kaeding, professor of European integration and politics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
EU Elections 2014 05-03-2014

Socialist MEP: A ‘single’ idea of Europe no longer exists

Top candidates for the European elections met at the Allianz forum in Berlin on Monday (3 March) under the heading "A Soul for Europe". In an interview with EURACTIV.de after the event, MEP Jo Leinen spoke of Europe's importance as a community of values and why this year's election is unprecedented.
Development Policy 09-01-2013

Schulz: Development aid is a success story the EU can be proud of

The EU budget heading ‘Global Europe’, which allows the EU to be a player on the global stage, may suffer more than other spending areas, because development aid and humanitarian action don't have the advocates among member states like agriculture and regional aid do, European Parliament President Martin Schulz tells EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 08-12-2011

Schulz: Merkel-Sarkozy, the couple of contradictions

Going for a treaty change is unnecessary and the proposal submitted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy being discussed at the EU summit today (8 December) is unveiling the disaccord of the German-French couple, Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2008

Schulz: ‘Socialists to lead EU Parliament in 2009’

The fallout from the global financial crisis and divisions among European conservatives have given the Party of European Socialists (PES) a strong platform from which to become the European Parliament's largest group in elections next June, believes Martin Schulz MEP, the leader of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, who spoke to EURACTIV at the PES Congress in Madrid.
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