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Digital 20-02-2019

‘Small platforms’ are the target of online terrorist content regulation, MEP says

The EU is taking regulatory measures to clamp down on the dissemination of terrorist content online. In the European Parliament, the file is being dealt with by the Civil Liberties Committee, with MEP Daniel Dalton leading the report. EURACTIV sat down with Dalton to discuss the finer details of the plans.
Global Europe 24-04-2018

Chizhov: We have a smoking gun to expose fake accusations on Syria

One day ahead of the“Supporting the future of Syria and the region” conference in Brussels, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov gave EURACTIV a wide-ranging interview on his country’s ever more complicated relations with the West.
Brexit 19-01-2017

Scottish minister: Scotland faces being Brexit collateral damage

Scotland’s Europe minister has demanded a separate Brexit deal for Scotland, which would separate its immigration system from the rest of the UK, retain freedom of movement and maintain EU single market access. Otherwise, Fiona Hyslop warns Scotland faces suffering collateral damage caused by the British government.
Global Europe 04-11-2016

Ponomaryev: Consensus rules make EU weak against Putin

Consensus voting doesn’t help the EU to stand strong against an ever more assertive Russia, Ilya Ponomaryev, Russian opposition figure and a former member of the State Duma, told EURACTIV Poland in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview.
Global Europe 05-10-2016

Russian ambassador: EU should realise its real friend is Moscow

Russia has had good bilateral contacts in recent months with a number of EU member states, the interruption in relations is taking place only at the level of the EU itself, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizov told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

Accenture digital chief: ‘Oettinger is doing a great job’

The completion of the Digital Single Market will play a crucial role in the transformation of European companies, Accenture's Bruno Berthon told EURACTIV.com. One of the main challenges, he believes, will be deciding how companies share data.
Brexit 29-06-2016

Rebecca Harms: We will not let Scotland down

The Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, Rebecca Harms, spoke to EURACTIV.com a couple of hours before meeting with Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is currently visiting Brussels, seeking a solution to keep Scotland in the EU.
Brexit 22-06-2016

CFA Institute boss: ‘Brexit isn’t going to happen’

Institutional investors, like insurers and pension funds, are increasingly turning to long-term investments, according to Paul Smith, the head of the CFA Institute. Smith told EURACTIV.com he is “very” optimistic about Europe, saying be believes Britain will not leave the EU.
Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
Brexit 25-02-2016

Chizhov: I wonder why people think Russia wants to break up EU

There are people who believe that everything that happens in the world should be attributed to the Kremlin and personally to President Vladimir Putin, but this is not the case on many occasions, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizov told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Enlargement 15-01-2016

George Friedman: The EU is increasingly unreliable and unpredictable

The United States has a partnership with Europe, but it can no longer think of NATO as the mechanism by which it is related to Europe, George Friedman told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Health 10-04-2015

Heart UK CEO: It isn’t rocket science to test people for cholesterol-related conditions

Funding is being cut for screenings of patients with too much bad cholesterol, even in frontrunner countries. But testing, instead of having to treat, is much more cost-effective, says Jules Payne.
Central Europe 18-03-2015

Westinghouse: Nuclear energy has a great future in Poland

The biggest single market for nuclear energy in Eastern Europe is Poland, says Mike Kirst, an official at Westinghouse, the US multinational providing fuel, services and equipment for the nuclear industry. Polish authorities have spoken of potentially building up to 11 nuclear reactors by 2030, Kirst told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 12-02-2015

Syed Kamall: The Minsk agreement freezes the conflict

The Minsk agreement reached Thursday (12 February) between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany is a better step for solving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine than sending arms, says MEP Syed Kamall. 
Laura Sandys
Brexit 11-02-2015

Sandys: ‘Eurosceptics are not patriotic, they are defeatist’

Laura Sandys is a rare thing in British politics - a vocally pro-European Tory. After being elected in 2010, Sandys is stepping down as an MP to take over as the Chair of the European Movement UK, founded by her father.
Global Europe 03-02-2015

Analyst: Blaming Western interventionism for all evil is far-fetched

When the West intervened in Libya, it later turned into chaos. When the West did not intervene in Syria, it turned into chaos as well. Therefore, it is hard to draw a definitive conclusion whether it is good or bad to intervene, Justin Vaïsse, director of the Policy Planning staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
Seth Berkley
Development Policy 08-12-2014

GAVI CEO: The EU should fund more vaccines for developing countries

The European Commission, and particularly newer member states, have the ability and therefore should do more in order to finance vital vaccines for poor developing countries, says Seth Berkley.
Dr Howard Williamson

Scientist: “A youth guarantee cannot create jobs”

Whether or not a youth guarantee will enhance employability is questionable, but it is very important to ensure that young people are given a sense of purpose in their lives, which can happen through a youth guarantee but, equally, it could be through volunteering and other opportunities, Dr Howard Williamson told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.
Euro & Finance 07-02-2013

Delors’ disciple: Americans and British attacked the euro

The British and the Americans used the press to attack the euro , but the strategy failed and it's now the dollar that is in trouble, contends Marc Luyckx Ghisi, a researcher close to former European Commission President Jacques Delors. 
Brexit 16-01-2013

Eurosceptic MP: Britain is the ‘piggy in the middle’

The argument that the UK is a bridge between the US and Europe no longer applies, according to leading UK Conservative MP Dominic Raab. Instead, he says, the UK has become a 'piggy in the middle' between the US and Europe, and its power will continue to erode as Europe federalises.
Brexit 26-01-2012

Welsh leader: ‘Our interests in Europe are distinctive from England’s’

UK Prime Minister David Cameron should tone down his eurosceptic rhetoric and avoid a repeat of the diplomatic failure of last December’s European summit, Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. In his view, the interests of Wales are distinctive from England's and should be better taken into account.
Brexit 03-09-2009

Johnson: I don’t want to see Europe make ‘unforced errors’

The draft AIFM directive will divert investment away from Europe, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Brexit 12-03-2009

MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.

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