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Exclusive Interview with MEP Barry Andrews: EU-UK relations – Northern Ireland Protocol


The Northern Ireland Protocol has become a significant sticking point in EU-UK relations post-Brexit, being pulled back into the spotlight after calls by the UK for the Protocol to be renegotiated and threats of triggering Article 16 to suspend it entirely. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Jordi Solé: Conference on the Future of Europe


The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. Half-way through this deliberative democracy exercise, there are still questions and uncertainty regarding what the final outcome will be.

VoteWatch Europe has carried out several interviews as part of a series of materials about the Conference, covering the insights of MEPs who are members of the Delegation to the conference and have an insider perspective, you can find all the available interviews here . Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Pedro Marques: EU-Lebanon Relations and the Future of the EU


Within the last two years, Lebanon has undergone one of the most dramatic and swift crises ever seen in terms of its economic, financial and political situation. VoteWatch reached out to MEP Pedro Marques, S&D vice-president on foreign affairs after he headed a mission of an S&D delegation to Lebanon as part of their ongoing commitment to social and economic recovery within the country. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Alin Mituța: Conference on the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. Half-way through this deliberative democracy exercise, there are still questions and uncertainty regarding what the final outcome will be.

VoteWatch Europe has carried out several interviews as part of a series of materials about the Conference, covering the insights of Green/EFA MEPs Eleonora Evi, from Italy, (here) and Damian Boeselager, from Germany, (here). Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP David McAllister: Northern Ireland Protocol


The Northern Ireland Protocol has become a significant sticking point in EU-UK relations post-Brexit, being pulled back into the spotlight after calls by the UK for the Protocol to be renegotiated and threats of triggering Article 16 to suspend it entirely. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Damian Boeselager: Conference on the Future of Europe

 

 


The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), an exercise of deliberative democracy bringing together citizens and representatives of the EU institutions, is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. After one year of debates and consultations, questions remain regarding what the final outcome will be. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Eleonora Evi: Conference on the Future of Europe


In spring 2021, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was launched, sparking a series of debates and consultations across the continent with the goal of collecting ideas from citizens and stakeholders to shape the future of the EU.

The European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed on a joint presidency, and each appointed representatives for a common Executive Board. Continue Reading

What does the new German coalition mean for the EU and how EU politics & policies will be influenced?


By

Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA, MSc.

Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group (Berlin) & University Lecturer (Berlin)

Unlike the previous coalition negotiations in Germany, which lasted a long time, this time the new government coalition formed by SPD, the Greens and FDP, the so-called Traffic Light or Ampel in German (from the colours of the three parties) took place unexpectedly faster. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Søren Gade: EU – India Relations

 

 


In light of the recent revival of negotiations between the European Union and India regarding closer trade relations, cooperation on climate has proven to be a solid ground for new developments. With The EU being India’s third largest trade partner, there is notably an opportunity to promote more sustainable trade practices between both parties. Continue Reading

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