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