Last quote by Benita Ferroro-Waldner
The European Union is clearly ready to cut the import tariffs from 176 euros per tonne which we have today until 114 euros per tonne only earliest in 2017 in seven stages.
Dec 15 2009
Benita Ferroro-Waldner has been quoted 11 times. The two most recent articles where Benita Ferroro-Waldner has been quoted are EU-Ukraine gas transport upgrade deal angers Russia and Eastern Partnership woos former Russian sphere. Most recently, Benita Ferroro-Waldner was quoted as having said, “We can not allow our citizens to experience fuel shortages in the depths of winter again.”.
Quotes by Benita Ferroro-Waldner
Mar 23 2009
We can not allow our citizens to experience fuel shortages in the depths of winter again.
Dec 03 2008
This is designed to help each individual member come closer to the European Union. They all have as you know different objectives and states of development. But the EU standards they are trying to approach are indeed the same for all of them.
Nov 20 2008
We are aware that exploitation is already going ahead in some places and could be profitable. However given the very specific character of this region, we think that the exploitation of natural resources must be sustainable and comply fully with strict environmental standards.
Nov 14 2008
Russia is a very important geopolitical actor, so we want to, of course, have a dialogue with Russia. But, at the same time, this does not mean that we change our position on, for instance, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It was disproportionate, the way Russia has answered in Georgia.
Jun 25 2008
The European Union is very special sui generis institution where every country indeed cedes some sovereignty. But I think we have achieved quite a lot. It takes some time, a little more time to do it, like for the mandate, that is true, but once you have a mandate, and we the Commission now has a mandate to negotiate a very comprehensive, a very broad and deep agreement, then, we are ready to go and there we do speak with one voice.
May 20 2008
It's not a declaration of war! On the contrary. I believe in a possibility of fusion that would be a success, and would be the only possibility to make a success of this 'Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean.
Sep 14 2006
I've just said that indeed for the enhanced agreement it is important that Ukraine first undertakes the still-lacking steps towards WTO accession. But we have heard today that the Prime Minister and his government are already working very narrowly on this issue so I'm confident that it will be possible to have WTO accession by the end of the year and thus the way will be open.
Sep 02 2006
The newest element is that we started paying social allowances to those in most urgent need. You know this was a difficult part. Those who have suffered significant loss of income due to the financial crisis, one. To pensioners, two. And to other social hardship cases, three.
Jan 13 2006
Our philosophy then is to address the problem at the source and to focus on helping third countries implement their own national strategies for tackling the disease.
May 06 2005
We will be vocal and tough on the question of releasing finally Aung San Suu Kyii and other political detainees, and we also want to ask them to have this national convention open to all the political parties.