24 Total Quotes

Anders Rasmussen Quotes

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.
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#Quotes

Europe should stick to an open economy, to competition and we should refuse protectionism. It will not save one single job in the long run to protect non-competitive industries,
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#Competition

After the Second World War, great Europeans like Schumann, Monet and Spinelli created a vision of a Europe without war and united in co-operation. This dream has come true for us in Western Europe.
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#Vision

I appeal to all that we seize this historic opportunity to reunite the Europe that for so long has been divided.
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#Opportunity

I have great respect for Tony Blair who, like few, has shown that he is a man who dares to stand by his decisions.
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#Man

The time for grand speeches is over. We must now put our words into action. Now is the time for us to fulfil our promises.
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#Action

We have gone to the limit. There is no more money.
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#Money

We want to reform hospitals, ensure better care of the elderly, increase maternity leave to one year... tighten policy regarding foreigners and, from day one, put a lid on taxes.
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#Elderly

We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict, ... Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement.
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#Conflict

The approval of the Nice Treaty is essential if we are to proceed on schedule for enlargement.
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#Approval

There is no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein is a problem. ... He has the capability of producing weapons of mass destruction and the willingness to use them. We know that he has breached several U.N. declarations.
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#Doubt

Twelve years ago the Eastern European people liberated themselves and booted out the communists,
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#People

Western Europe has already been dragging its feet for too long about getting the Eastern European countries into our community.
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#Community

a joyful event for all of Denmark.
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#Denmark

I am a bit skeptical, ... Protectionism will not secure jobs in the long term.
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#Jobs

The summit in June was a political disaster and after that we have to create a better atmosphere,
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#Disaster

As a small country we will gain influence by getting a seat at the table where important decisions are made.
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#Country

I am happy to announce that we have reached an agreement on the question of transit between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of the Russian Federation,
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#Agreement

I don't think more mega-summits is the way to secure effective implementation,
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#Effective

The 1990s were the decade of mega-summits. I think we should make the next 10 years the decade of action.
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#Decade

We need to resolve this issue through dialogue, not violence.
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#Violence

We deeply respect all religions, including Islam, and it is important for me to tell you that the Danish people have no intention to offend Muslims.
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#People

We're facing a growing global crisis that has the potential to escalate beyond the control of governments and other authorities.
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#Control

We are now facing a growing global crisis. Now it has become an international political matter. I urge calm and steadiness.
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#Crisis