142 Total Quotes

Romano Prodi Quotes

This will be an expression of European solidarity,
Romano Prodi
#Expression

We demonstrated and will continue to demonstrate our complete solidarity with the government and people of the United States. I would not like there to be any doubt about that.
Romano Prodi
#Government

Italy knows it needs harmony.
Romano Prodi
#Harmony

After a government short on political substance and long on media activity, Italy shall move on again ... Its foreign role and contribution must be resumed with vision, steadfastness and realism if it wants to do its share and avoid being cut off from the active participants in world affairs.
Romano Prodi
#Government

Now it's up to us to form a new government in the time scale that will be set out by the president.
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#Government

It's necessary to restore the credibility of a great country like Italy and therefore time is a strategic factor.
Romano Prodi
#Country

It is a completely straightforward victory. We have a majority in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate and we will work and govern the country well.
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#Majority

a very significant initiative, and both the EU and Russia will benefit from it.
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#Russia

In the darkest days of European history, America stood close by us and today we stand close by America, nothing will ever be the same.
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#America

to do everything in their power to stop the suicide bombers.
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#Power

Today the voters have given a clear message. That the arrogance of the government will not succeed,
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#Arrogance

The election is finally over. Italians no longer have any doubts about our triumph.
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#Doubts

We will take important initiatives in the areas of water and energy. I call on others to follow our lead.
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#Energy

This would be a very grave violation of a law of state, the law on equal access, which defends democracy by preventing overexposure in the media. Laws of state are made to be observed.
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#Democracy

We won the elections and we have the right and the duty to govern. We will do so in the service and interests of all the country.
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#Duty

Enough. It's time to work. I am working calmly for a future government, and that's what we must do.
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#Future

They will be present. It was part of the electoral agreement.
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#Agreement

Italy is divided between us and them, rich and poor, north and south, young and old, employed and unemployed.
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#Italian Statesman #Italy

Are we all clear that we want to build something that can aspire to be a world power - not just a trading bloc, but a political entity?
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#Power

If they (European vets) should recommend it (vaccination), we should do it immediately,
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#European

We are taking collectively very big decisions -- for (powers of) arrest, for money laundering -- in all the chapters where we need new cooperation against terrorists,
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#Money

[The Italians are particularly wary of mission creep. Alluding to] the Somalia nightmare, ... involved in never-ending fighting.
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#Ending

It should not have waited until we were forced to count the dead to take action.
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#Action

Italy can't be just considered a prey.
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#Italy

The size of Italian banks is very different to those of its competitors in Europe.
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#Banks

If he passes up the right to his press conference, then I will move heaven and earth to be at the debate. It's no problem, there have already been two and Berlusconi himself refused to take part in one last time round in 2001. It's not the end of the world if one of us refuses.
Romano Prodi
#Earth

It?s like a bed sheet. It?s the result of this disastrous electoral law and it should be displayed in all Italian homes.
Romano Prodi
#Bed

I asked the industrialists to choose, to make a decision, because the problems facing this country are not only the concern of government, but a matter for everyone.
Romano Prodi
#Country

A move like this, with elections nearing, can cause a sense of anguish and fear, and there is no need for that.
Romano Prodi
#Elections