There is no stability without solidarity and no solidarity without stability.
Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong.
The E.U. is founded on the Treaties which apply only to the Member States who have agreed and ratified them.
Climate action is central for the future of our planet.
Let us not forget that the European Community started as a project for peace after the terrible Second World War. And today people take for granted the freedom to travel, to study, to work abroad. And the citizens of one country have almost exactly the same rights as another country.
Smart, sustainable, inclusive growth is the key to job-creation and the future prosperity of Europe.
Governments are not always right.
A new state, if it wants to join the European Union, has to apply to become a member of the European Union like any state.
I have full confidence in the IMF. It is a very strong international institution.
I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.
In the age of globalisation, pooled sovereignty means more power, not less.
By the way, the European Union Member States together - even the euro area Member States together - are by far the biggest contributors to the IMF.
I say to my friends, 'Don't just listen to the vuvuzelas; look at who scores the goals.' And this is the important thing.
I think diversity can also be a resource, an asset, especially in a world that is becoming globalized, to deal with difference, to deal with variety, to deal with complexity.
I am a very committed European.
What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open,
Growth based on debt is unsustainable, artificial.
I believe that Europe without Britain at the heart will be less reform-driven, less open, less international Europe.
The euro area must not be treated as an 'opt out' from the European Union.
The Eurogroup decisions are always taken unanimously.
Norway or Switzerland are two marvelous countries, I very much admire, the most advanced countries in the world in fact with great qualities of life.
At least in Europe, we consider the right to privacy a fundamental right, and it is a very serious matter.
My mother wanted me to be a professor, because I have several people in my family who are professors at university,
Norwegian legislation is more in conformity with the rules of the European Union than most member states.
Responding to the challenge of climate change is the ultimate political test for our generation...Our package not only responds to this challenge, but...is an opportunity that should create thousands of new businesses and millions of jobs in Europe.
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