Interview


    • New face of diplomacy in a digital world

      New face of diplomacy in a digital world

      The use of social media in politics becomes a major player in building consensus. The new technologies have deeply affected the working methods of diplomats and their communication style, says H.E. Stefano Baldi, Ambassador of Italy in Bulgaria, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Dr Denis Roio: We want people to have full control over their data

      Dr Denis Roio: We want people to have full control over their data

      Our work in the EU-funded DECODE project is being used by Facebook for its new Libra project, through an “acqui-hire” of some of our former colleagues. This choice is an attempt to gain a strategic advantage in this market and establish a monopoly exactly where we intend to create an open field of opportunities for Europe's digital single market, says Dr Denis Roio, a software artisan, CTO and co-founder of Dyne.org Think &Do Tank and software house, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Mick Wallace: Turkey should make a 'safe zone' on its side of the border

      Mick Wallace: Turkey should make a 'safe zone' on its side of the border

      The Turkish military forces have crossed the border and gone into the sovereign country of Syria. That is a clear violation of international law and of the sovereignty of Syria's borders. This is an invasion and calling it something else would be a lie. If Erdogan release 3.6 million people, Europe has to deal with it, says Mick Wallace, MEP from GUE/NGL Group, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Naum Kaychev: The connectivity between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is at a tragic level

      Naum Kaychev: The connectivity between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is at a tragic level

      Sofia will back a decision to begin accession talks, which will entail setting a date for their actual opening. However, Bulgaria's support will not be unconditional; it will have some requirements attached, which will be posed over the course of the long negotiation process. Bulgaria will insist that the Agreement on Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation signed by the two countries is observed, says Ass. Prof. Naum Kaychev, PhD, deputy co-chair of the Joint Commission on Historical and Educational Matters with North Macedonia.

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    • Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

      Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

      I believe that eventually, quantum supremacy will be achieved by a private research lab outside of Europe. That is not to say that research in Europe will always be lagging behind, but European universities and research centres need to concentrate on ambitious and risky goals, and then invest wisely in achieving them, says Dr. Deyan Mihaylov, postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Bogomil Nikolov: Let's do our homework on dual-quality products

      Bogomil Nikolov: Let's do our homework on dual-quality products

      We should not place the responsibility for dual-quality products entirely on the European institutions because they are only one of the instruments to counter such practices. The inactivity of national regulators, which are paid by taxpayers to monitor possible deviations from the norm, are one significant cause for this conflict. People in the west have already gone through this, but we seem intent on repeating their mistakes. We are obviously not learning from other people's experiences. So, to a certain extent, dual-quality products are of our own making, says Bogomil Nikolov, Executive Director of Active Consumers.

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    • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Johnson walked into a vicious institutional trap

      Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Johnson walked into a vicious institutional trap

      What is most concerning is that the Brexit date is looming once again and we still do not know if the rights of EU citizens will be guaranteed. Against this backdrop, France has come out and said it would veto another Brexit delay if the UK government did not provide a sound reason for it, thus pouring kerosene on the already blazing fire, said Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP (MRF/RE) and ALDE Party Vice-President, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

      Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

      None of the sides are prepared for 'no deal'. So now British citizens in the European Union can only base their hope on some promises, like those from the prime ministers of Belgium and Portugal, for example. The situation of the more than three million European citizens in the UK is also uncertain. Nevertheless, I do think this will be sorted very quickly as a priority in case of 'no deal', says Pieter Cleppe, Head of Open Europe Brussels office, in an interview to Europost.

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