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Digital 02-05-2014

Facebook specialist: Politicians still figuring out social media

People who own smartphones check their phones 150 times a day, Elisabeth Linder told EURACTIV in an interview, adding that this is a huge opportunity for politicians to reach out to people and get them engaged in politics.
Elections 12-05-2010

Estonian diplomat: E-voting can be tricky

Electronic voting (e-voting) in elections can help increase voter turnout and is technically safe. But it is also exposed to human vulnerabilities like voting pressure from political parties, Miko Haljas, Estonia's ambassador to Budapest, told EURACTIV Hungary in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2009

New party: Trans-European politics will boost EU’s world power

Only with the proliferation of trans-European parties can we build the "strong and stable democracy" needed to see the EU achieve its potential as a "world power", Bart Kruitwagen, treasurer of the 'Newropeans' party, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of the European elections.
EU Priorities 2020 17-12-2008

Stetter: ‘Stop talking about institutions, start stating values’

Ahead of next summer's European elections, politicians should adopt a different political discourse based on values to engage citizens in the European project, Ernst Stetter, secretary-general of the newly-launched Foundation for European Progressive Studies, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 26-11-2008

Lunacek: Greens’ dream turns social ahead of EU elections

The financial and economic crisis gives the Greens an opportunity to show voters that they are not just campaigning "to save trees, but people too," said Austrian Green MP Ulrike Lunacek in an interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 10-06-2004

Interview: Wilfried Martens, President of the European People’s Party

The EPP is trying to "convince voters that Europe is a necessity" claims Wilfried Martens, President of the European People's Party in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com.
Elections 09-06-2004

Interview: Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Greens

Monica Frassoni stresses that competiveness and high environmental protection can go hand in hand and says "the progress made by the EU towards sustainable development has been little more than lip service".