It's true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security.
The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.
The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence.
The main priority of the Socialist Party is education".
With a Socialist government, there will not be a national surplus whilst there continues to be inequality.
Gender equality is more successful than armed force
Castilian Spanish speaking Spain is big, but is bigger in addition with Catalonian speaking Spain, Galician speaking Spain and Basque speaking Spain. Democratic Spain, Constitutional Spain, can not be separated from diversity and the respect to the citizenship
How can a governing party propose to its people a referendum that won't be binding? Is that a serious political programme? No it is not. It's the final option that will end up with upset, at a dead end, reflecting the last 4 years of the Ibarretxe Plan
Less smoking and more reading.
Discouraging smoking and drinking is a left ideal.
In my opinion, patriotism is liberty.
We are the envy of Europe and in a few years time we are going to be one of the top countries in the world.
The Spain of today looks at the Second Republic with great appreciation and above all with satisfaction and pride for what we have been able to do in this constitutional age".
Peace needs and takes time, it needs and takes caution, it needs and takes patience after 30 years of terrorism and violence.
My commitment is my commitment.
Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate
The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights.
Please receive in the name of the Spanish government and the people of Spain our warmest congratulations for your election as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and my best wishes for the Papacy which you begin today. [to Pope Benedict XVI]
...it is true that renewable energy is expensive and can't be done without public sector support, it is an important investment in the future.
I don't think this debate is negative, it is enriching
Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting.
Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have.
I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That's something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community - that's the synthesis I want to achieve.
I said when I came into office that I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a good democrat.
Any peace process after so many years of horror and terror will be long and difficult.
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