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Global Europe 21-09-2012

Thumann: Careful about bashing China

The EU should not be afraid of China’s growing competitive power. Rather, it should strive to have open markets and work towards starting negotiations for an investment treaty to provide better legal protections for European companies in the Chinese market, said BusinessEurope President Jürgen Thumann tells EURACTIV.
Global Europe 20-07-2010

Congressman: EU, US parliaments must collaborate on issues of mutual interest

The US Congress and the European Parliament could hold parallel hearings and produce joint communiqués as part of efforts to cooperate on areas of strategic interest, according to a senior Washington policymaker.
EU Priorities 2020 18-11-2009

Expert: EU-US relations ripe for Lisbon Treaty upgrade

The Lisbon Treaty provides the EU with an opportunity to push US President Barack Obama to "upgrade" the transatlantic relationship, though the US would prefer high-profile figures in the new EU 'top jobs', according to Transatlantic Center Director Ron Asmus.
Central Europe 02-11-2009

Analyst: Russia pushing US out of Europe

US President Barack Obama "does not care very much" about security in Europe, Edward Lucas, who has been The Economist's Eastern Europe correspondent for more than 20 years, told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 30-04-2009

Crossick: Obama’s first 100 days didn’t disappoint

US President Barack Obama has already taken substantial steps to improve the United States' relations with its Western partners, seek dialogue with the Muslim world and address hotbeds of tension, Stanley Crossick, the founding chairman of European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 28-04-2009

US analyst: West should better monitor Russia

There is "little appetite" today in the Western world to monitor Russia's "influence operations" and "active measures" vis-à-vis the EU, Ariel Cohen, a senior researcher with the conservative US Heritage Foundation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 25-03-2009

Analyst: Czech president is under Russian influence

Many people in the Czech Republic consider their Eurosceptic president Václav Klaus to be influenced by Moscow, Lukas Pachta, a political analyst at Europeum, an EU policy think-tank in Prague, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 20-03-2009

ALDE chief: No EU-US ideological division over crisis response

The fact that the economies of the US and EU countries are at different stages of recession explains their differences over how to respond to the crisis, Graham Watson, leader of the European Liberal Democrats group in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 20-01-2009

Ambassador: Obama, EU can reach out to Islam

President Barack Obama together with the EU can help to heal relations between the Judaeo-Christian world and Islam, John Bruton, former Irish Taoiseach and current EU Ambassador to the USA, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 14-01-2009

Atlantic Council: ‘Obama can learn soft power from Europe’

Under Barack Obama, the US can learn from Europe how better to use its "massive" soft power in dealing with global crises, Fred Kempe, president of leading foreign policy think tank the Atlantic Council of the US, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Global Europe 14-11-2008

Tate: Media ‘misled Europe’ on US elections

The US media favoured Barack Obama during the campaign and made fun of Sarah Palin, but the governor of Alaska will remain a force to be reckoned with in the future, Sheila Tate, the vice-chairman of Powell Tate (Weber Shandwick's Washington, DC office) told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 06-11-2008

ALDE chief: European Parliament needs ‘ideological coalition’

An "ideological coalition", holding a majority in the European Parliament, should be formed after the EU elections in June 2009 to push forward a substantial package on the economy, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) leader Graham Watson told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2008

Brok: ‘I have problems with the Republican ticket’

Barack Obama could better represent a new beginning in transatlantic relations than his Republican opponent John McCain, Elmar Brok, a conservative MEP from Germany, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 29-10-2008

Spencer: Joint EU-US action on crisis ‘inevitable’

Joint action from the EU and US to address the financial crisis "must inevitably precede global cooperation," argues Tom Spencer, the executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 28-10-2008

Scholar: Obama protectionism mere ‘election talk’

Barack Obama is unlikely to convert his protectionist rhetoric into concrete policies if he wins US presidential elections on 4 November, John Glenn of the German Marshall Fund told EURACTIV in an interview.

De Kerchove: ‘We must help the Americans close Guantanamo’

The European Union has engaged in in-depth discussions with the United States over the last three years to harbour prisoners detained in the controversial US Guantanamo centre in Cuba, EU counter-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove revealed in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 24-07-2008

EU-US scholar: Obama may not be the easy partner Europe hopes for

Amid their 'Obamania', Europeans tend to overlook that on certain issues like trade, a President Obama pressured by a Democrat-led Congress could be a more difficult partner in pushing for a common agenda, Francois Lafond of the German Marshall Fund told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Security 25-03-2004

Top US diplomat assesses impact of Madrid bombings on transatlantic relations

James Foster, Deputy chief of the US mission to the EU assesses the European reaction to the Madrid terrorist attacks and Spain's new policy on transatlantic relations.

Interview with Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (W

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Björn Stigson WBCSD President said: "Companies that engage in voluntary actions rarely fail to comply. The laggards are usually not found in this category."
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