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Interviews - Journal Général de l'Europe

Mr Paolo FALCIONI

Director General of APPLIA EUROPE

Can you introduce APPLiA Europe, its missions, its skills? (In 3 words …) APPLiA is a Brussels-based trade association that provides a single, consensual voice for the home appliance industry in Europe. APPLiA’s mission is to represent the sector, to unite its diverse members into a single, dynamic, political actor, to shape European policy and […]


Interview : S.E. Mrs ODOBESCU Luminiţa Teodora

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union and Chair of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors to Brussels (GAF-B)

Can you present the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union? What are your accreditations, your missions and skills? Like the Permanent Representations of the other Member States, our Permanent Representation concentrates its efforts, in accordance with the mandate, on supporting the EU’s legislative and decision-making processes in a way that is most favourable […]


Mr Gilles VINCENT

President of AMORCE

Recycling channels: improving existing devices   AMORCE is the first French information network, experience sharing and support for communities and other local decision-makers in terms of territory and waste management energy-climate policies.   AMORCE now has more than 860 members and represents 60 million inhabitants. What are its missions? The association assists its members by […]


Mr Jean-Luc VENTURA

President of the Union of Water and Environment Industries (UIE)

The water industry is constantly innovating …   Preserve the French model of water and guard against emerging risks: ambitious objectives that mobilise all stakeholders …   How do you analyse the challenges of innovation and ICT for the water sector?   Innovations, particularly information and communication technology (ICT), meet a dual challenge: to preserve […]


Mr Roland COURTEAU

President of the Superior Council of Energy, Senator of Aude

Promote the implementation of energy transition   Created in November 2002, the Superior Council of Energy is consulted once or twice a month, and in particular, monitors the progress of renewable energies – such as wind and photovoltaic energy – in France.   Can you remind us what Superior Council of Energy’s mission is? Consisting […]


Mr Luc BARTHASSAT

State Councilor of the Canton of Geneva, in charge of the Department of Environment, Transport and Agriculture (DETA)

The protection of aquatic ecosystems harmonised at European level   A framework directive aims to protect and restore the quality of Europe’s waters and to ensure their long-term sustainable use. Explanations …   Can you remind us are the main objectives of the European Framework Directive (WFD) on water, published in 2000? This Framework Directive […]


Mr Daniel CALLEJA-CRESPO

Director General of the Environment at the European Commission

The protection of aquatic ecosystems harmonised at European level   A framework directive aims to protect and restore the quality of Europe’s waters and to ensure their long-term sustainable use. Explanations …   Can you remind us are the main objectives of the European Framework Directive (WFD) on water, published in 2000? This Framework Directive […]


Mr Jean-Louis BAL

President of the Renewable Energies Union

Renewable energies must be at the heart of our climate policies The rational use of energy and the increased use of energy from non-fossil sources are two major assets of any policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities, thus contributing to our climate policies.   Why, as is often said, is […]