In the media archive - EU Ambassador Vale de Almeida

João Vale de Almeida served as the first EU Ambassador to the UK between 2020 and 2022. Prior to this, he served as EU Ambassador to the UN and as the first EU Ambassador to the US. Born in Lisbon, he first joined the European Commission in 1982, after working as a journalist for seven years.

During his tenure in London, Ambassador Vale de Almeida gave more than one hundred interviews. This page brings in one place the links to those, which are available online.

Interview for First Edition with Tom Newton-Dunn, talkTV, 14 November 2022

Times radio, interview for Good morning podcast with Matt Chorley, 11 November 2022

FT interview, 10 November 2022 EU and UK ‘not that far apart’ on Northern Ireland protocol, says envoy

The Newsagents Podcast, 27 October 2022 How damaging is Brexit?

Sky news interview with Trevor  Phillips for Sophie Ridge programme, 26 June 2022

Interview with Stephen Sackur, BBC Hardtalk, 20 June 2022

Sky news, Trevor Phillips, 9 January 2022

'Not very helpful': EU ambassador says UK should stop 'agitating' issue of Article 16 following foreign secretary's declaration

Ambassador Vale de Almeida interview for Daily Telegraph, 15 October 2021

EU Ambassador to the UK: When you play football, you need the referee - which is European Court of Justice

Ambassador Vale de Almeida interview for BBC Newsnight, 13 October 2021

Comment piece in the Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2021

EU is offering ‘creative solutions’ to trade – even on sausages

Channel 4, interview with Matt Frei, 30 June

Brexit: UK and EU agree to postpone ban on chilled meats entering UK from Northern Ireland

L’Express, 23-24 June 2021 Joao Vale de Almeida : "Cessons de dramatiser la relation entre l'Europe et la Grande-Bretagne"

Interview for Emily Maitlis, BBC Newsnight, 23 June 2021 BBC Two

BBC Newscast, 3 June 2021 Newscast - Life’s a Beach

Politico, 2 June, 2021 UK must step up in Northern Ireland talks, says EU ambassador

Politics Home, 8 May 2021

EU Ambassador To UK: We Are "Emotionally" Invested In Making Northern Ireland Protocol Work 

FT interview, 6 May 2021

Interview with Guardian Politics Weekly Podcast, 6 April 2021

France 24, 16 April 2021 Joao Vale de Almeida : “Le Brexit a créé des problèmes en Irlande du Nord, pas le Protocole”  Talking Europe – in English There is no vaccine war': EU ambassador to UK 

Peston Show, ITV, 10 March 2021 ‎The Peston Podcast

Skynews, 2 February 2021 COVID-19: EU warns of consequences if vaccine orders not delivered

Sunday Telegraph, 16 January 2021

UK and EU can now dominate G7 – first ever EU ambassador to Britain hails new 'special relationship'

La Repubblica, 12 October, 2020

Il primo ambasciatore Ue a Londra: “Su Brexit serve un accordo, ma l’Europa è pronta per il No Deal”

Die Welt,12 July 2020

Ist João Vale de Almeida der Brückenbauer nach der Scheidung?  

The Daily Telegraph, OpEd, 4 July 2020

Covid must not derail efforts to tackle climate change 

Bloomberg, Interview with Francine Lacqua, 16 June 2020

EU Ambassador to the U.K. Joao Vale De Almeida Sees New Momentum Toward Brexit Relationship Deal

Encompass Podcast, Interview with Paul Adamson: 20 May 2020 

The Guardian, Europe Day OpEd, 9 May 2020

This Europe Day we send a message of solidarity and friendship to British people | João Vale de Almeida and 27 EU diplomats to the UK

El Mundo, 9 may 2020 João Vale de Almeida: "El Brexit y el coronavirus han unido más a los Veintisiete" 

Politico London Playbook, interview with Emilio Casalicchio, 8 May 2020

POLITICO London Playbook: Don’t bank on it

BBC, Radio 4 “Today Programme”, Interview with Mishal Hussain, 11 March 2020

The Times, Interview with Catherine Philp, 22 February 2020

João Vale de Almeida: Stay cool over war of words, says EU envoy