Articles & interviews - July 2010

The EU as a lasting partner - Article
The EU as a lasting partner - Article

28/07/2010

While visiting Haiti to asses EU-funded projects, Mr Barnier stated that the EU will respect its commitments in the reconstruction process. Article by Roberson Alphonse, Le Nouvelliste.

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European Commission supports reconstruction of Haiti - Article
European Commission supports reconstruction of Haiti - Article

28/07/2010

During his official visit to Haiti, Commissioner Barnier reiterated the EU's support to reconstruct the country that was devastated by a strong earthquake in January. Cyberpresse.

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No bank left behind? - Interview
No bank left behind? - Interview

02/07/2010

Commissioner Barnier talks about tightening financial regulation and injecting dynamism into the European economy. Interview by Simon O'Connor, E!Sharp.

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Barnier wants to make work of the European Patent - Interview
Barnier wants to make work of the European Patent - Interview

01/07/2010

Obtaining a patent in Europe costs ten times more than one in the US. Commissioner Barnier proposes a simplified language system and relies on the Belgian Presidency to resolve the European patent's thirty-year deadlock. Interview by Kris Van Haver, De Tijd.

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"I know that Belgium will face its responsibilities" - Interview
"I know that Belgium will face its responsibilities" - Interview

01/07/2010

Despite the country's uncertain political climate, Commissioner Barnier is confident of the Belgian EU Presidency. Under the heading of of financial regulation, Belgium desires to find a compromise on regulating hedge funds. Interview by Vincent Georis and Krystèle Tachdjian, L'Echo.

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