My back of the envelope math says on both sides of the Atlantic we should be having a stimulus that peaks at 4 percent of GDP annuallyEU stimulus efforts criticized Mar 18, 2009
We think it's a little bit too early to make judgment whether the stimulus packages we have enacted will workEU stimulus efforts criticized Mar 18, 2009
I really urge national leaders to reconsider their positions to allow us to move forwardCommissioner: Single EU patent in 5 years Apr 19, 2007
Protecting intellectual property in Europe is insufficient at the moment to provide the necessary drive for the innovation that Europe so desperately needsCommissioner: Single EU patent in 5 years Apr 19, 2007
I feel taken for a ride by the Greek Cypriot governmentChances dim for Cyprus referendum Apr 24, 2004
Günter Verheugen (born 28 April 1944 in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a German politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry. He is also one of five vice-presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission.
Günter Verheugen was previously Commissioner for Enlargement in the Prodi Commission, presiding over the accession of ten new member states in 2004.
Verheugen studied history, sociology and political science at the University of Cologne and at the University of Bonn. He was secretary general of the FDP (liberals) from 1978 to 1982. He left the FDP with many left-liberal party members in 1982, because the FDP left the government of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. In the same year he joined the SPD (social democrats).