2015: In the news

In the news

17/11/2015
Europe Still Needs the Migrants
An article written by Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe, for Project Syndicate.

01/11/2015
Expert- Xi’s UK tour to boost China-EU ties
Friends of Europe’s Director of Policy Shada Islam comments on EU-China relations following President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Britain.

30/10/2015
EU will survive the crisis, but Europe will never be the same
Het Financieele Dagblad quotes Friends of Europe’s Director of Policy Shada Islam (article in Dutch).

29/10/2015
The Best of Friends: China and the UK promise a “golden era” of bilateral relations
Beijing Review quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on UK-China relations.

19/10/2015
Spotlight: World positive about development of China-Britain ties
Xinhua quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on China-EU ties.

25/09/2015
Refugees that come are an investment, not a cost
EuroPost interviews Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe, on the refugee crisis.

25/09/2015
Europe’s Young Leaders 2015 gather in Dublin
Article by The Irish Times on the European Young Leaders Dublin seminar.

23/09/2015
European Young Leaders – Dublin seminar
YES European Federation of Young Entrepreneurs blog post about the European Young LeadersDublin seminar.

15/09/2015
Refugee crisis: Divisions leave Europe paralysed as borders close to refugees
The Independent quotes Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe.

15/07/2015
Iranian nuclear deal set to increase trade with China
AsiaOne quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

15/07/2015
China ‘constructive’ on Iran nuclear deal: foreign minister
China Daily USA quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

14/07/2015
EU Populists Vindicated by Tsipras’s Struggle Take Aim at Euro
Bloomberg Business quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

13/07/2015
Merkel’s Crown Tarnished as Critics Accuse Her of Coup in Greece
Bloomberg Business quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

02/07/2015
Healthy debates in Parliament — Pricey drugs in France
POLITICO Europe covers the launch of Friends of Europe’s health report to the European Parliament.

27/06/2015
Upcoming EU-China summit to take relationship to new level: European scholar
Ecns.cn interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe ahead of the EU-China official Summit 2015.

26/06/2015
China’s new ‘Silk Road’ to top agenda at EU summit
Vieuws.eu interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe ahead of the EU-China official Summit 2015.

17/06/2015
EU India summit expected by end of 2015
The Indu covers the Policy Insight EUROPE, INDIA AND MODI – One year on

17/06/2015
European Union – India summit expected by end of 2015
IndiaTVnews covers the Policy Insight EUROPE, INDIA AND MODI – One year on

21/05/2015
Grand bargain emerging on Europe as Germany adjusts to Cameron victory
The Telegraph interviews Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe, on the UK election 2015.

10/05/2015
What now for Britain and Europe?
The Daily Star publishes Giles Merritt‘s analysis on the UK election 2015.

09/05/2015
The Erasmus generation in power.
Friends of Europe and Shada Islam quoted on the Catalan newspaper Diari ARA.

08/05/2015
US NATO envoy: ‘I get most info on Ukraine conflict from social networks’
RT.com covers the Policy Insight NATO’S RAPID REACTION FORCE – Sharpening the new “Spearhead”

07/05/2015
Expert: AIIB will bring important input to infrastructure investment
New China TV interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe

23/04/2015
Cameron vows British navy to aid Mediterranean migrants
Chicago Tribune quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe

22/04/2015
The goblin under Google’s bed
POLITICO Europe covers the ‘Conversation with’ EU Commissioner Margarethe Vestager

20/04/2015
Canciller de México se reunirá con funcionarios de UE en Bruselas
Terra.com cover the ‘Conversation with’ Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña

19/04/2015
Uni Eropa Diharapkan Tingkatkan Investasi di Indonesia
Berita Satu covers the Policy Insight INDONESIA UPDATE What’s really happening in Jokowi’s Indonesia

16/04/2015
Untapped potential between India and EU
Gateway House interviewed Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on topics ranging from the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to Make in India and cooperation on climate change.

31/03/2015
Social Europe: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Bernadette Segol, Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) mentions the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

22/03/2015
Politicians: what they say not what they really mean
The Independent.ie quotes Juncker speaking at Friends of Europe’s debate with the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

17/03/2015
Juncker: ‘Time to deepen European integration’
EU Observers covers the debate with the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

16/03/2015
Juncker scoffs at furor over ‘European army’ remark
Reuters covers the debate with the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

16/03/2015
Greek minister Varoufakis denies rude gesture towards Germany
RTE News quotes Juncker speaking at Friends of Europe’s debate with the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker

10/03/2015
US Urges Europe To Send More Peacekeepers
Defence News covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

10/03/2015
VS pleiten voor meer EU-gevechtsgroepen
De Morgen covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

09/03/2015
U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Pushes Europe for More Peacekeepers
The Wall Street Journal covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

09/03/2015
Samantha Power wil meer Europese VN-blauwhelmen
De Redactie covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

09/03/2015
US urges Europe to contribute more peacekeepers
AFP covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

09/03/2015
U.S. urges Europe to commit more troops to U.N. peacekeeping
Reuters covers the conversation with US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power

24/02/2015
Juncker’s plan must give equal priority to human investment: report
ShanghaiDaily covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/02
Juncker urged to revive ‘Social Europe’ model
EU Observer covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
La convergence entre le nord et le sud de l’Europe est menacée
Le Temps covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
‘De welvaartstaat is goed voor de economie’
MO covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
L’Europe invitée à sévir contre les abus au marché du travail
24 heures covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
‘Unequal Europe’ report sounds alarm
Europost covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
RAPORT „Friends of Europe“ 2015, o viziune realistă şi necruţătoare: Europa a devenit inegală şi dezechilibrată
Bloguri covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
EU grandees call for more social Juncker plan
EurActiv covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
Juncker’s plan must give equal priority to human investment: report
China Xinhua News covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

24/02/2015
Tidligere europæiske toppolitikere: ’EU bør investere i mennesker’
Information.dk covers the launch of the report: UNEQUAL EUROPE Recommendations for a more caring EU

12/02/2015
Minsk agreement calls for Ukraine ceasefire
Radio Poland quotes  Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe

10/02/2015
Manca una chiara visione collettiva su come disinnescare la crisi in Ucraina
Europa Popolare quotes Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe

09/02/2015
Західна зброя для України: “за” і “проти”
Deutsche Welle quotes Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe

03/02/2015
Investing in Immigrant Europe
Project Syndicate publishes an article by Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe

31/01/2015
Europe’s creditors play with ‘political fire’ in pushing Greece to the brink
The Telegraph quotes Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe

20/01/2015
Davutoğlu and strategic depth on display in Brussels
Today’s Zaman covered the Policy Spotlight with Turky’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

16/01/2015
Turkish PM: If Europe persists in its ‘Holy Roman attitude’, it is over
Euractiv covered the Policy Spotlight with Turky’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

15/01/2015
Turkey an island of stability surrounded by fragile states: PM
Daily Sabah covered the Policy Spotlight with Turky’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

15/01/2015
Mother Fleeing War to Germany Gives Face to Asylum Debate
Bloomberg quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

08/01/2015
Charlie Hebdo: Mosques Attacked in France as Paris Shooting Fuels Anti-Islam Sentiment
The International Business Times quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

08/01/2015
France Witnesses Two More Terror Attacks
News Every Day quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe

08/01/2015
Europe’s Islam Haters Say We Told You So
The Daily Beast quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe

07/01/2015
Paris attack to add fuel to Europe’s anti-Islam movements, experts say
Patrick Donahue from Bloomberg News quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe

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