27 views of Europe
In the run-up to elections for the European parliament in June, reporters at NRC Handelsblad in the Netherlands, Spiegel Online in Germany and Politiken in Denmark have joined forces to profile attitudes about the elections and the EU in each of the 27 member states.
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List of published interviews
Austria - Mercedes Echerer, actress, radio and TV presenter and former MEP for the Green Party: 'The EU Is a foreign country'
Belgium - Dirk Verhofstadt, a leading member of the liberal Belgium think tank Liberales and the brother of the former prime minister: 'Europe risks becoming a footnote in history'
Bulgaria - Teodora Dimova, playwright and journalist: 'EU problems seem distant to Bulgaria'
Cyprus - Myria Vassiliadou of the European Women’s Lobby: 'We talk about the unification of Cyprus, not Europe'
Czech Republic - Michal Viewegh, author: 'Most Czechs want to be Europeans'
Denmark - Hans Martens, director of the European Policy Centre think tank in Brussels: Denmark still pondering 'Yes' or 'No' to EU
Estonia - Kristiina Ojuland, former foreign minister: 'Russia should not get special treatment'
Finland - Heidi Hautala, a member of the Finnish parliament and a former European parliamentarian: 'The Nordic model has gained ground in Europe'
France - Christophe Barbier, the editor in chief of the French weekly l’Express: 'The feeling is that Europe has saved France from the crisis'
Germany - Jan Techau, European policy expert: 'Our leaders are more comfortable going a German way'
Greece - Loukas Tsoukalis, president of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy: 'Greece wants a European solution for illegal immigration'
Hungary - Tibor Dessewffy, the founder of the independent think tank Demos Hungary: "The hoped-for EU miracle has failed to materialise"
Ireland - Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament: 'A cold shower of economic reality'
Italy - Angelo Panebianco, professor and journalist: 'These elections are a giant opinion poll in Italy'
Latvia - Valdis Zatlers, president of the Republic of Latvia: Latvians have shelved their euroscepticism
Lithuania - Indre Makaraityte: Lithuanians love the EU but fear betrayal
Luxembourg - Philippe Poirier, the head of the Research Program on European Governance at the University of Luxembourg: 'We want to protect parts of our Luxembourg economy'
Malta - Peter Xuereb of the department of European and comparative law at the University of Malta: 'Malta would like more help with immigration'
Netherlands - Jan Rood, head of the European Studies Programme of the Clingendael Institute of International Relations: 'Many voters still feel angry in the Netherlands'
Poland - Adam Jasser of Poland's DemosEuropa Centre for European Strategy: 'Europe needs to dream its dream again'
Portugal - Maria do Céu Neves, a reporter for the Diário de Noticias: 'Portuguese support the Lisbon Treaty because it was settled here'
Romania - Horia-Roman Patapievici, president of the Romanian Cultural Institute: 'Romanians know Russia better than you, so trust us'
Slovakia - Dusan Caplovic, deputy prime minister for European affairs: 'The euro Is a guarantee of stability'
Slovenia - Drago Jancar, Slovenian writer, dramatist and intellectual: 'We distrust Slovenian politicians even more than we do Brussels'
Spain - Diego Hidalgo, president of the Foundation for International Relations and Exterior Dialogue: 'Spaniards are still very much in favour of Europe'
Sweden - Cecilia Malmström, Swedish minister for European Affairs: 'Support for EU is growing in Sweden'
United Kingdom - Timothy Garton Ash: 'There is a tremendous sense of a missed opportunity in the UK'