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EU leaders will use military against refugees, warns leading MEP

EU leaders are set to agree a deal that will mean refugees being turned away from Europe by “military means”, a leading MEP warned today (23 April) Ska Keller, who … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

I will stay up until 4:00 AM to veto EU treaties, vows Cameron

In what could be his final post-summit press conference, British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted that some EU leaders would “breathe a sigh of relief” if he loses May’s national … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Energy Union a green light for human rights abusers, warn NGOs

EXCLUSIVE: The European Union’s flagship energy project will prop up a rogue’s gallery of authoritarian governments responsible for a string of human rights abuses, while not improving gas supply security, civil … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Special Report: An efficient Energy Union

Efficiency will be an important part of the EU’s Energy Union plan to strengthen the bloc’s resistance to shortages, but it faces competition from other policy streams for lawmakers’ attention. … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cañete defends climate and energy credentials

New Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Cañete has defended his credentials to take the job, at his first appearance before reporters at the European Commission. His appointment sparked protests from campaigners and … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Venture capital investment grows innovative start-ups

Venture capital investment can help innovative start-ups, encouraging them to expand into new international markets and grow as companies. We caught up with Dr Julie Curran, of Scottish Equity Partners … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ESMA boss: Europe needs alternatives to bank finance

Steven Maijoor, the chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said supervisors and policymakers were looking for alternatives to bank finance, such as private equity investment, to help … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Policymakers can help venture capital bring innovation to the market

Venture capital has an important role in bringing innovation to the market and it’s up to policymakers to create an environment which allows this to happen. That’s the view of … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Private equity and responsible investment

Interview with Tim Creed, managing director of Adveq, about private equity,its investors, and the importance of responsible investment.

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wolf Klinz MEP on responsible investment

Wolf Klinz MEP talks to the EVCA about responsible investment, the EVCA Handbook of Professional Standards and how private equity can help growth in Europe.

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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