73 Total Quotes

Peter Mandelson Quotes

Peter Mandelson
There are small revolutions going on in the CAP. There is a difference between emphasizing reform and saying that the entire CAP and all its domestic support must be scrapped altogether.
Peter Mandelson
#Reform

Peter Mandelson
after receiving a full report from the security forces and on the advice of the police this morning.
Peter Mandelson
#Advice

Peter Mandelson
I feel hopeful and confident that the ultimate prize -- stable, inclusive government in Northern Ireland and an unbreakable peace -- will at long last be within our grasp.
Peter Mandelson
#Government

Peter Mandelson
I hope we will get an agreement, if we are going to get an agreement at all, before the summit.
Peter Mandelson
#Agreement

Peter Mandelson
I don't think people will complain about that, in particular those who bring some perspective to this matter.
Peter Mandelson
#People

Peter Mandelson
Having made this offer, Europe is in a much stronger position to negotiate and unlock the talks.
Peter Mandelson
#Europe

Peter Mandelson
The gap is significant. This has been sobering for all the ministers.
Peter Mandelson
#Gap

Peter Mandelson
It was not evident in Hong Kong that other important partners are ready to take the hard decisions, make the offers and the contributions that will be needed if this round is to end on a successful note in a year or more.
Peter Mandelson
#Decisions

Peter Mandelson
I did feel encouraged by what I heard around the table.
Peter Mandelson
#Encouragement

Peter Mandelson
We still have a small breathing space to see whether it's possible to find a solution to the crisis we're now facing.
Peter Mandelson
#Crisis

Peter Mandelson
The European Union will match -- and indeed go substantially beyond -- the 60 percent cut in the most trade-distorting support proposed by the U.S.,
Peter Mandelson
#Support

Peter Mandelson
The people of Northern Ireland, whose future depends on these talks, deserve a bit more hope. That's what we're giving them today,
Peter Mandelson
#Future

Peter Mandelson
will not advance the trade reform talks as it is.
Peter Mandelson
#Reform

Peter Mandelson
The responsibility rests squarely with the EU and their ability to come forward with an offer on agriculture.
Peter Mandelson
#Ability

Peter Mandelson
To do it, we need political engagement by all governments and the courage to negotiate - really negotiate - in the realms of the possible rather than hiding behind high-sounding but unrealistic demands.
Peter Mandelson
#Courage

Peter Mandelson
Europe is ready to work for a successful ambitious conclusion
Peter Mandelson
#Work

Peter Mandelson
We need to make progress in other areas. We need to address the whole of the agenda if we are to make the progress we want to do,
Peter Mandelson
#Progress

Peter Mandelson
I want proper negotiation to start; that's all I'm asking for, ... does not add up to deal making.
Peter Mandelson
#Negotiation

Peter Mandelson
We must not sacrifice the CAP.
Peter Mandelson
#Sacrifice

Peter Mandelson
I am very glad that we have been able to reach agreement on this important question. The EU has worked hard for this outcome and welcomes that others have moved to make this possible.
Peter Mandelson
#Agreement

Peter Mandelson
There couldn't be any less negotiation.
Peter Mandelson
#Negotiation

Peter Mandelson
Well, that is a negotiating ploy.
Peter Mandelson
#Negotiating

Peter Mandelson
There are some very needy developing countries, like for example the cotton producers of west Africa.
Peter Mandelson
#Example

Peter Mandelson
My task in Geneva is to reassure WTO partners that the EU remains firmly committed to this negotiation,
Peter Mandelson
#Negotiation

Peter Mandelson
The idea that there are likely to be shortages and shelves going empty is rather far from the truth,
Peter Mandelson
#Truth

Peter Mandelson
I cannot sell a deal in which Europe gives, but gets nothing in return. That is not a negotiation, that is a capitulation. I won't do it, and who would in my place?
Peter Mandelson
#Negotiation

Peter Mandelson
I would make it clear to the government of Iran that any boycott of Danish goods is a boycott of the European Union as a whole. I hope that the government (of Iran) will think twice.
Peter Mandelson
#Government

Peter Mandelson
Progress does not depend on unilateral moves by particular players but on what everyone can put into the mix together. I have a fairly good idea of where Europe can end up eventually but moving the EU will really depend not just on our red lines, but the overall balance.
Peter Mandelson
#Progress

Peter Mandelson
There was no major breakthrough [although] we made progress in a number of areas.
Peter Mandelson
#Progress

Peter Mandelson
China is not yet qualified to receive the recognition of market economy status by Europe. There are technical criteria which China needs to fulfill, in which it's making progress towards fulfilling.
Peter Mandelson
#Economy