2016: In the news

In the news

24/12/2016
По-защитена ли е Европа и докъде стигна идеята за обща отбранителна политика
Radio Bulgaria interviewed Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on the future of European defence.

20/12/2016
Sturgeon calls for changes to let Scotland stay in single market
The Financial Times quotes Kirsty Hughes, Associate Fellow at Friends of Europe, on the options Ms. Sturgeon has after the Brexit vote.

19/12/2016
EU expansion project is over as bosses admit most citizens are against more joining bloc
The Daily Express quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the unlikelihood of EU enlargement in the near future.

18/12/2016
The retirement of the migrant crisis
Euroscope interviewed Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on Europe’s demographic crisis.

12/12/2016
The Heat: China’s Market Economy
CCTV America interviewed Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the decision by the US, EU and Japan to refuse China market economy status.

07/12/2016
Etats-Unis/Royaume-Uni, l’illusion d’un accord
L’AGEFI Hebdo quotes Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, on the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

06/12/2016
Nicola Sturgeon faces dilemma over anti-Brexit push
The Financial Times mentions Kirsty Hughes’, Associate Fellow at Friends of Europe, new discussion paper: Scotland’s choice: Brexit with the UK, independence, or a special deal?

02/12/2016
Votos de domingo em Itália e Áustria podem criar efeito dominó na Europa – analista
The Portuguese news agency Lusa quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the Italian referendum and the Austrian elections.

24/11/2016
POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by EPP Group: Schulz chooses Berlin — Selmayr blocks Uber
Politico Brussels Playbook mentions Giles Merritt’s, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, article ‘Euro-dole: A German initiative that Berlin doesn’t welcome

17/11/2016
Ten ways to avoid EU collapse
Nikkei Inc introduces our ‘Ten ways to make Europe more relevant to its citizens‘.

10/11/2016
Why the EU must craft a tough pre-Trump agenda
Euractiv published Giles Merritt’s, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, article ‘Why the EU must craft a tough pre-Trump agenda’.

09/11/2016
Tentative Europe reaches out to Trump’s America
DW quotes Pauline Massart, Deputy Director Security & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on Trump’s victory.

09/11/2016
Europe gets Trump ‘wake-up call’, but can it step up? (Reuters)
Europe reacts with anxiety and shock over Trump’s victory (KUNA)
Reuters and Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) quote Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe on what the EU should do in reaction to Trump’s election.

05/11/2016
Spotlight: China-CEE cooperation booms during the past year
New China quotes Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on China-CEE cooperation.

16/10/2016
Lest They Forget: NZ and the EU Today
Radio New Zealand interviewed Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on EU-New Zealand relations.

13/10/2016
Globus
RTV4 interviewed Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on the new European right.

04/10/2016
Afganistānas eksāmens rietumvalstīm – pārmaiņas vai strupceļš
Radio Latvia interviewed Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, on Afghanistan.

09/09/2016
EU-Australia Leadership Forum
Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, speaks about EU-Australia relations at the EU-Australia Leadership Forum.

07/09/2016
Une unité spéciale d’Europol traque le terrorisme
ARTE  interviews Pauline Massart, Deputy Director Security & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, as part of a story on Europol’s special unit fighting terrorism.

01/09/2016
G20 summit displays China’s ability in chairing global governance forum
Global Times interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on China hosting the G20.

31/08/2016
Russian tanks could roll into Tallin and Riga ‘in 60 hours’
The Parliament Magazine quotes Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe, on the Russian threat.

03/08/2016
Mixed Reviews on EU Plan to Use Commercial Space Assets for Military
Defense News quotes Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe, on Europe’s commercial and civilian space assets being used for military.

02/08/2016
Julian King, commissaire britannique sous contrôle
Le Temps quotes Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, about the appointment of Julian King as EU Commissioner.

12/07/2016
China seeks to enhance Asia-Europe connectivity
Ecns.cn quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, about ASEM.

01/07/2016
Äripäev Londonis: intervjuu Euroopa sõbraga – kuidas edasi?
Aripaev interviews Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit.

30/06/2016
Brexit: Scottish independence ‘simplest EU option’
Article in the BBC mentions Dr Kirsty Hughes, Associate Fellow at Friends of Europe, talking about Brexit and Scotland.

30/06/2016
Int’l relations experts: EU seeks stability for Europe
CCTV interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, about post-Brexit.

29/06/2016
Agenda: Why the debates over EU membership and independence are intertwined
Article by Dr Kirsty Hughes, Associate Fellow at Friends of Europe, on Scotland and Brexit.

27/06/2016
Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on the future of EU-China relations
EU-Asia Centre interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on the future of EU-China relations.

26/06/2016
Bruxelles entre drame et choc salutaire après le Brexit
La Croix quotes Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit.

25/06/2016
News Analysis: Reforms urgently needed for EU post-Brexit
New China quotes Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit.

20/06/2016
43 years of EU-UK relations
RSI interviews Etienne Davignon, President of Friends of Europe, as part of a story on 43 years of EU-UK relations.

17/06/2016
BREXIT, ¿QUÉ SE JUEGAN LOS BRITÁNICOS?
Aquí Europa quotes Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit.

02/06/2016
POLITICO Brussels Playbook
POLITICO Brussels Playbook mentions Giles Merritt’s, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, article ‘Brexit is no longer about the EU-it’s a British civil war’.

30/05/2016
Brexit: Bruxelles s’attaque à Boris Johnson
Article in Le Temps quotes Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit.

25/05/2016
Oi, Eurocrats! Time to wake up to the virtues of bad news
Article on Giles Merritt‘s, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, new book ‘Slippery Slope: Europe’s Troubled future’ in Euractiv.

21/05/2016
Europe’s youth comes of age as the EU faces crises on several fronts
Article by Mary Fitzgerald mentions the European Young Leaders’ Marseille seminar in the Irish Independent.

10/05/2016
“Brexit will be like most divorces: a messy and unpleasant business”, says Friends of Europe’s Secretary General
ViEUws interviews Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe, on Brexit and its trade implications.

08/05/2016
After losing a son, a Belgian mother hopes to save a generation
Article by The Washington Times mentions the Security Jam, our global online brainstorm on international security challenges, which happened 25-28 April this year.

27/04/2016
No schedule yet to restart negotiations on India-EU free trade pact: EU official
Article by Live Mint quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe.

27/04/2016
India free trade agreement: European Union expects both sides to move with caution
Khushboo Narayan quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, in The Indian Express.

22/04/2016
#SecJam16: Friends of Europe – Pauline Massart
Eu reporter interviews Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe, on the Security Jam.

22/04/2016
#StrongerIn: Friends of Europe – Giles Merritt
Eu reporter interviews Giles Merritt, founder and Secretary-General of Friends of Europe on the coming referendum on Brexit.

13/04/2016
MEPs furious at EU’s response to terror attacks
Press TV interviews Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, on the essential distinction between terrorism and islam.

08/04/2016
Security boosted at transport hubs across Europe
Friends of Europe’s Deputy Director Pauline Massart comments on the Brussels attacks on Xinhua news.

31/03/2016
Europe fears the terrorist attacks will continue
VOV.VN quotes Pauline Massart, Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

30/03/2016
Belgian security in the spotlight after attacks
Citizen Digital quotes Pauline Massart, Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

29/03/2016
BRUSSELS ATTACKS: FORMER BELGIAN PM DEFENDS COUNTRY’S LIBERAL POLITICS
Article by Newsweek quotes Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

26/03/2016
WHY BRUSSELS? THERE ARE TOO MANY REASONS
Newsweek quotes Pauline Massart, Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

25/03/2016
Response to bombings shows fragility of European unity
Article by CBC News quotes Pauline Massart, Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

25/03/2016
The unacceptable failure to follow someone in Europe, after being arrested in Turkey
Anadolu Agency quotes Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe (article in Turkish). 

24/03/2016
EXPERTS: BOOST SOCIAL SERVICES, COORDINATE SECURITY TO STOP TERROR ATTACKS
Article by Newsweek quotes Pauline Massart,  Deputy Director – Security & Global Europe at Friends of Europe.

18/03/2016
Islam in Europe: The twain shall meet
Aijaz Zaka Syed quotes Shada Islam, Director of Policy at Friends of Europe, in Arab News.

15/03/2016
Narendra Modi to visit Brussels for EU-India summit
Article by Business Standard on the Friends of Europe event ‘EU-India: Just like starting over’, ahead of the EU-India summit on 30 March 2016.

14/03/2016
Overcoming ‘disconnect’ in Europe’s refugee response
Friends of Europe’s Director of Policy Shada Islam comments on the ‘disconnect’ in Europe’s refugee response.

17/02/2016
NIS Attends “Balkans Partnership – Strengthening Regional Relations” Summit in Brussels
Article by NIS on the Friends of Europe summit ‘Balkans Partnership – Strengthening Regional Relations’.

17/02/2016
«Les risques de désintégration des Vingt-Huit ne sont pas des fantasmes»
Le Temps interviews Giles Merritt, Secretary General at Friends of Europe, ahead of the 18-19 February 2016 European Council Summit (interview in French).

30/01/2016
China’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the opportunities for Europe
Article by The European Sting on the Friends of Europe event ‘China’s 13th Five-Year Plan – Priorities, goals and opportunities’.

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