Interview


    • 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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    • Andrey Novakov: EU attitudes lean towards abandoning the change of clocks

      Andrey Novakov: EU attitudes lean towards abandoning the change of clocks

      The topic is very important for EU citizens, judging by the fact that 4.6m people participated in the survey in the middle of the summer. This very fact shows that the EU should take a stand on the matter, either way. What I would like to see is a comprehensive study on the problem backed by scientific arguments. We need to find a balanced solution, and we should have a clear stance on the matter by the end of the current European Parliament's term, the MEP (EPP/GERB) says.

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    • Bernd Koelmel: Solidarity is the most misused word

      Bernd Koelmel: Solidarity is the most misused word

      We have to bring the illegal migrants back to the neighbour countries outside the EU where they entered from. That is very important in order to secure and to control migration, as every other area of the politics. It must be allowed for the EU Member States to bring back the coming migrants to the countries of their origin or countries surrounding the EU. This is what Italy needs, and not only arrangement with Germany and Austria, a German MEP from the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Innovation challenge is a real moving target

      Innovation challenge is a real moving target

      InnovFin is a set of different financial products launched under Horizon 2020, EU research and innovation programme, which are all designed to fit together and cover a variety of loans, guarantees and equity-type funding, adapted to innovators' necessities.

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