About: Reinhard Bütikofer

Economy & Jobs 15-09-2017

Bütikofer: ‘The priority to support additive manufacturing is financing research’

Reinhard Bütikofer is one of the most authoritative voices in the European Parliament on 3D printing. In his view, Europe will have to struggle over the next decade to be a leader in industry, and will get there only if it turns research efforts into innovative results.
Elections 20-10-2016

Bütikofer: Green parties ‘are not so limited in our reach as we once were!’

Pan-European polls do not paint a pleasant picture for the continent's green parties: if elections were to be held today, they would only win a quarter of the 50 seats they currently hold in the European Parliament. EURACTIV.de spoke with European Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer about the issue.
Energy 07-11-2014

Green MEP: Lobbyists stopped ambitious EU energy targets

Reinhard Bütikofer MEP said the EU governments granted each other veto rights to water down the renewable energy package. He also believes that the Energy Union and pursuing innovation should be on the top of the new Commission's agenda, as well as fighting bureaucracy, and populism. 
MEP Reinhard Bütikofer [EP]
EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2014

Green MEP: ‘Juncker could be the most successful Commission president since Jacques Delors’

The majority won by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament was not an attempt to save face, says Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer. The legislator voted for Juncker because the centre-right politician shares many positions of the European Greens, and could set a new EU course on issues like immigration policy, TTIP and socio-economic policy.
EU Elections 2014 12-11-2013

Bütikofer: Green primaries to prompt debate on European ‘change’

The European Greens have kicked off their primaries for both their European Commission candidate for next year and to spark debate about how to change Europe, says Reinhard Bütikofer.
Trade & Society 16-07-2012

Bütikofer: ‘Industrial policy must be sustainable’

A new industrial policy strategy for Europe needs to be sustainable German Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer says. New policy instruments such as a soil directive should be adopted, he argues.