Top European Union Quotes

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1. "Political union means transferring the prerogatives of national legislatures to the European parliament, which would then decide how to structure Europe's fiscal, banking, and monetary union."
Author: Barry Eichengreen
2. "When the day comes that Tehran can announce its nuclear capability, every shred of international law will have been discarded. The mullahs have publicly sworn—to the United Nations and the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency—that they are not cheating. As they unmask their batteries, they will be jeering at the very idea of an 'international community.' How strange it is that those who usually fetishize the United Nations and its inspectors do not feel this shame more keenly."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
3. "Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met."
Author: David Cameron
4. "Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point."
Author: Emma Bonino
5. "Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves."
Author: Fatos Nano
6. "I'm a great supporter of the European Union. I didn't support entry to the Euro, not because I'm against it in principle but because I didn't think it was economically right for Britain. But that doesn't make me any less pro-European."
Author: Gordon Brown
7. "We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way."
Author: Ibrahim Rugova
8. "For the European Union, Russia is as important politically and economically as China is to the U.S."
Author: Ivan Krastev
9. "Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on."
Author: Jan Peter Balkenende
10. "The views of the European Union are fully reflected in this text, particularly the key objective of the EU, namely vigorously to address the disarmament of Iraq and to do so within the framework of the UN Security Council."
Author: Javier Solana
11. "It is not acceptable that European Union countries are divided into those who give and those who take."
Author: Jean Claude Juncker
12. "I think that we must come together progressively, with the British, the Germans, the Spanish, the Italians and with the new members of the European Union, we must make an effort to forge closer links."
Author: Jean Pierre Raffarin
13. "The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace."
Author: John Bruton
14. "Road testing the effects of regulation on European business must become second nature to the European Union."
Author: John Hutton
15. "But effective regulation at the European Union level can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared goals of improving competitiveness, jobs and growth."
Author: John Hutton
16. "Several premises shaped the Marshall Plan: that the gravest threat to western interests in Europe was not the prospect of Soviet military intervention, but rather the risk that hunger, poverty, and despair might cause Europeans to vote their own communists into office, who would then obediently serve Moscow's wishes; that American economic assistance would produce immediate psychological benefits and later material ones that would reverse this trend; that the Soviet Union would not itself accept such aid or allow its satellites to, thereby straining its relationship with them; and that the United States could then seize both the geopolitical and the moral initiative in the emerging Cold War."
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
17. "I think it's extremely unlikely that the European Union will fracture with nations dropping off the edge."
Author: John Major
18. "As the political leaders of Europe meet to save the euro and European Union, so should religious leaders."
Author: Jonathan Sacks
19. "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."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
20. "Norwegian legislation is more in conformity with the rules of the European Union than most member states."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
21. "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."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
22. "So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players."
Author: Lakhdar Brahimi
23. "No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don't believe anything could change in our relations."
Author: Marek Belka
24. "If the euro zone doesn't come up with a comprehensive vision of its own future, you'll have a whole range of nationalist, xenophobic and extreme movements increasing across the European Union. And, frankly, questions about the British debate on EU membership will just be a small sideshow compared to the rise of political populism."
Author: Nick Clegg
25. "It's a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth."
Author: Nigel Farage
26. "I will not say the fact that there are no European Union observers at an election means that it will not be fair and free."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
27. "My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut."
Author: Paddy Ashdown
28. "If I had political responsibility, I would want to prepare for a plan B that would foresee that the European currency union, that the eurozone, no longer necessarily consists of 17 member states. And that means to make provisions so that other countries are not pulled into the maelstrom through contagion."
Author: Peer Steinbruck
29. "Let me be absolutely clear: I think it is defeatist to sort of say we want to leave the European Union. We're going to try and change the rules and change the way it works and change the objectives that it has in order to make it something that works for Britain."
Author: Philip Hammond
30. "The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will."
Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
31. "European citizens expect that there will be also a fair system inside the European Union and in the euro, and that's why we have to have quite hard discipline."
Author: Tarja Halonen
32. "Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We're the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states."
Author: Yulia Tymoshenko

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