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Estonian ambassador: Trump is right, Europe should pay for own defence

Estonian Ambassador to Poland Harri Tiido explained the priorities of his country’s EU Presidency and talked about the current challenges facing Europe, in...

Energy guru lifts the veil on first Putin-Trump meeting

EXCLUSIVE/ Energy guru Igor Yusufov shared his views with EURACTIV.com on the first bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US...

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EU development chief: ‘We will not abandon Latin America’

The European Commission has proposed a new strategy that would exploit Spain’s strong ties with Latin America in order to help middle-income countries that...

Jean-Yves Le Gall: ‘Mars is the pinnacle of exploration’

The European Space Agency has its sights set on the red planet. The only real barrier to a manned mission is the length of the journey, Jean-Yves Le Gall...

Dombrovskis: ‘There is appetite for a pan-European pensions product’

The European Commission proposed last week (29 June 2017) a new pan-European personal pension. In an interview with journalists, Commission Vice-President...

Rasmussen: Europe has to invest more to be secure

The world has changed and there is a long list of things that Europe should do to protect itself. First, we have to increase defence spending, Anders Fogh...

Mimica: We are analysing aid funding gaps left by the US

The EU is analysing the aid funding gap left by Donald Trump’s decision to ban US federal funding for NGOs providing birth control support or abortions in...

Women’s Forum chief: EU should stop infighting and regain ambition

At a time of deep reflection on the future of the EU, the executive president of the Women’s Forum insisted Europe should regain its ambition, adding that...

EU human rights chief: ‘Civil society will push back the rise of extremism’

The rise of extreme parties across Europe is motivating “people of good will” to speak out and get activated, the director of the European Union Agency for...

IEA chief economist: ‘1970s’ power grids need urgent rethink

Electric vehicles could revolutionise Europe’s electricity system, but an outmoded network regulation could hamper progress, according to Laszlo Varro,...

After Brexit, Europe must take the lead on development aid

The loss of the United Kingdom, one of Europe’s biggest aid donors, will force the EU to strengthen its development action. But the election of Emmanuel...

Arancha González: ‘Fair’ is a bit of a difficult word

In an exclusive interview with EPA's partner EURACTIV.COM, the International Trade Centre’s executive director managed expectations about fair trade, as...

Mimica: Private sector has a key role in reaching the SDGs

The massive need for investment in projects of public interest in developing countries cannot be met by the public sector alone, this is why the...

Development expert: ‘Haiti would be better off without international aid’

Haiti is one of many poor countries where international aid has failed to fulfil its objectives. Despite billions of dollars being pumped in, little has...

Gambardella: EU, China should move beyond stereotypes

EU companies’ investment opportunities in China will keep on growing but the EU should understand that the super-preferential treatment it received for...

Tata CEO: Europe should unleash the Jugaad mindset

To manage change and transform economies, affluent countries need to experiment fast and roll out new models that enable them to grow in a more innovative...

Andriukaitis: Anti-smoking laws are of little value if they are not implemented

Member states should prioritise laws that protect public health because there is little value in having them if they are not enforced, the EU’s health...

Moscovici: Italy, Portugal, Spain fiscal progress ‘good news’

Brussels (EURACTIV).- The European Commission yesterday (22 May) congratulated Portugal and Spain for turning their economies around, just one year after...

EU cybersecurity agency seeks funds and power to police attacks

Brussels (EURACTIV) . - The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA will receive a makeover in September when the European Commission renews its mandate amid a...

ACP youth leader: The ‘EU bubble’ is not very multicultural

EURACTIV (Brussels).- The founder of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Young Professionals Network warns that unreformed Economic Partnership...

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