Interview


    • Apostolos Malatras:  A smarter device doesn't necessarily mean a more secure one

      Apostolos Malatras: A smarter device doesn't necessarily mean a more secure one

      Security of each object in the Internet of Things should not be considered as an afterthought, it should be implemented in the design phase. It is always better to take care of something when you start, in the beginning, than to solve problems after the implementation, said Dr Apostolos Malatras, expert in Network and Information Security with the Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit at ENISA, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Emil Radev: Bulgaria should be monitored separately from Romania

      Emil Radev: Bulgaria should be monitored separately from Romania

      The political support for our Schengen accession has been voiced many times. As long as six or seven years ago we met all technical accession requirements, and ever since the European Commission has repeatedly suggested that Bulgaria should join the Schengen area. But still some Member States refuse to put the observance of European laws and rules above the internal political pressure they experience.

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    • Denis Roio: It is good that we don't have a Silicon Valley in Europe

      Denis Roio: It is good that we don't have a Silicon Valley in Europe

      I am advocating for social innovation rather than financial innovation and rather than just selling more gadgets to people. The model Silicon Valley brings is not sustainable from the environmental point of view, but also from a financial point of view. The way venture capital works often is by disrupting the sector, investing on lowering the prices and then entering as a monopolist. This is evident for many cases, says Denis Roio, CTO and co-founder of Dyne.org think &do tank, in an interview to Europost.

       

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    • Tomi Huhtanen: Name deal is not beyond the realms of possibility

      Tomi Huhtanen: Name deal is not beyond the realms of possibility

      It was expected that the participation would not be high, but we shall take it as a signal of what the people's choice is, and I think the Macedonian Parliament has a basis to set about ratifying the name deal. It is very clear that it will not be an easy process because it needs constitutional majority, and it will not be easy for it to be obtained, said Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director of Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Spas Tashev: 91% support for NATO and EU is a success

      Spas Tashev: 91% support for NATO and EU is a success

      The referendum's result was absolutely predictable although I expected the voter turnout to be slightly higher. In fact, this shows that rather divergent processes are running among different groups of the population in Macedonia. In this case we have two proclaimed winners. More than likely, it means that the agony of Macedonia will be prolonged.We made a fundamental mistake believing that Euro-Atlantic integration means automatic elimination of the existing problems.

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    • Vasil Velev: No doubt, we are headed for another financial crisis

      Vasil Velev: No doubt, we are headed for another financial crisis

      The question is not whether there will be another crisis or how deep it will be but rather when its onset will be. There is no doubt that it is coming. It is clear that the current debt-to-GDP ratio is quite unsustainable. I would not want to go into speculations as to how it will be corrected. I just hope it is in a peaceful manner because history remembers violent corrections of such imbalances, Chairman of BICA Vasil Velev says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Tamas Deutsch: The EU needs to put the citizens at top of the agenda

      Tamas Deutsch: The EU needs to put the citizens at top of the agenda

      Eastern and Western European countries have a different historical background: Western Europeans had colonies in the past and partly because of this they have a different approach to migration. Deciding with whom they want to live is the right of a country and its people, this is not EU competence. If Western European countries want to force their immigration-friendly stance on Eastern European countries, this is likely to escalate tensions between the two parts of Europe, says Tamas Deutsch, Hungarian MEP, EPP, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Giles Merritt: We must challenge opportunists to say what their answers are

      Giles Merritt: We must challenge opportunists to say what their answers are

      I think that voters across Europe need to be reassured that people involved in any EU-level decisions are thinking seriously about what is going wrong. It is not enough to turn to the populists and say: “You are wrong.” I think what we should be asking them is: “What are your ideas?” Because the populists are against everything, but they don't say what they are for, says Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, in an interview to Europost.

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