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Nov 19 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Donald Tusk is associated, including European Union and UK. Most recently, Donald Tusk has been quoted saying: “There is no deadlock, I feel much better, much safer after my meeting with Theresa May. Everything is possible. When it comes to this political atmosphere, and very visible goodwill – I am talking about both sides – this all means that we still have a chance to achieve our first goal.” in the article Tusk says ‘no deadlock’ in optimistic assessment of Brexit talks.
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Oct 18 2017

However, while progress is not sufficient, there is promising progress, especially following the speech by Prime Minister May in Florence. I will therefore recommend the EU27 to begin internal preparations for talks on the transition and the future

Oct 12 2017 - Brexit

We hear from London that the U.K. government is preparing for a "no deal" scenario. I would like to say very clearly that the EU is not working on such a

Oct 11 2017 - Catalonia

A few days ago I asked Prime Minister Rajoy to look for a solution to the problem without the use of force, to look for dialogue, because the force of argument is always better than the argument of force. Today I ask you to respect in your intentions the constitutional order and not to announce a decision that would make such a dialogue

Oct 11 2017

Today, I ask you to respect, in your intentions, the constitutional order and not to announce a decision that would make such dialogue

Oct 10 2017 - Catalonia

I ask you to respect, in your intentions, the constitutional order and not to announce a decision that would make such a dialogue impossible. Diversity should not, and need not, lead to conflict, whose consequences would obviously be bad for the Catalans, for Spain and for the whole of

Oct 06 2017

I am happy that today we have agreed to further develop the political dimension of our relationship; that we have agreed to develop our dynamic trade and invetsment relations and that we have agreed to step up cooperation on global and regional

Sep 29 2017 - Eurovision

Even though some may think it is a kind of a Eurovision contest, and perhaps it is, I am personally convinced that together, we will make good use of it, if we sing

Sep 26 2017

We will discuss our future relations with the UK once there is so-called sufficient progress. I would say there's not sufficient progress yet. Brexit is only about damage

Aug 14 2017

Your victory is a sign of hope. For a Europe that protects, wins and looks to the

Aug 04 2017

I am afraid we are closer to that

Jul 24 2017

The Commission is following the events and the situation in Poland very

Jul 22 2017

Today the strategic direction towards the West that we had chosen is being

Jul 21 2017

Poland's president should be concerned about a situation that is, let's say,

Jul 21 2017

The price for judicial independence, which is a value, was a lack of compulsory

Jul 21 2017

It is my conviction that they are a negation of European values and standards, and that they put our reputation at risk. Politically, they move us back in time and space – backward and to the

Jul 17 2017 - Brexit

I would like to state very clearly that we need real guarantees for our people who live, work, and study in the U.K., and the same goes for the

Jul 07 2017 - G20

We have been waiting for a long time to hear these words from President Trump but the real question is whether it was a one-time incident or a new policy. President Trump said yesterday in Warsaw that words are easy, but it is actions that matter – and the first test will be our meeting here in

Jul 07 2017 - G20

I've heard yesterday in Warsaw, surprising diplomatic words from the American president about transatlantic community, about the cooperation between the United States, Europe, about our common political tradition and civilisation, and about the readiness to protect and to defend the whole western

Jul 06 2017 - Mexico

Some are saying that the time of isolationism and disintegration is coming again, we are demonstrating that this is not the

Jul 06 2017 - Japan

We, as the European Union, firmly believe in the political purpose of a world which is built on openness, cooperation and

Jul 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is obviously a diplomatic success when the president of the most powerful country in the world arrives in your country and says very nice things about Poland and its

Jul 05 2017 - Japan

They "felt confident to recommend to our leaders tomorrow to confirm that agreement as the next crucial

Jun 23 2017 - French Election Results

My first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations and it risks worsening the situation of

Jun 23 2017 - Brexit

My first impression is that the U.K.'s offer is below our expectations, and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens. It will be for our negotiating team to analyze the offer line by

Jun 23 2017 - French election 2017

Citizens' rights are the number one priority for the EU 27. We want to ensure the full rights for EU and U.K.

Jun 23 2017 - Brexit

Some of my British friends have even asked me whether Brexit could be reversed and whether I could imagine an outcome where the UK stays part of the EU. I told them that, in fact, the European Union was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve. So, who knows. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only

Jun 23 2017 - Brexit

Politics without dreams would be a nightmare … miracles do happen. The best part of politics is that everything is

Jun 22 2017

Miracles do happen and some of my political dreams have come

Jun 22 2017 - Brexit

I told them that in fact the EU was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve. So who knows? You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only

Jun 22 2017 - Terrorism

We are witnessing the return of the EU rather as a solution, not a

Jun 19 2017 - Brexit

We need real guarantees for our people who live, work and study in the UK, and the same goes for

Jun 11 2017 - Brexit

We do not know when Brexit talks start. We know when they must end. Do your best to avoid a 'no deal' as result of 'no

Jun 09 2017 - Treaty of Rome

Do your best to avoid a 'no deal' as result of 'no negotiations'. We don't know when Brexit talks start. We know when they must

Jun 03 2017 - Climate change

Which means that today, China and Europe have demonstrated solidarity with future generations and responsibility for the whole

Jun 02 2017 - Climate change

We are convinced that the decision by the US to leave the Paris agreement is a big

Jun 02 2017 - Climate change

Today we are stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China, which means that today China and Europe have demonstrated solidarity with future generations and responsibility for the whole

May 27 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

My feeling is that we agreed on many areas … But some issues remain open, like climate and trade. And I'm not 100 percent sure that we can say today - we means President Trump and myself - that we have a common position, a common opinion about Russia although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine it seems that we were on the same

May 26 2017 - Trump-Merkel

Look at the millions of cars that they are selling in the United States. It's horrible. We'll stop

May 26 2017 - Sanctions

My impression is that today's diplomacy needs professional plumbers rather than indiscreet diplomats. Since our last G-7 summit in Japan we haven't seen anything that would justify a change in our sanctions policy towards Russia. Therefore I will appeal to the other G7 leaders to reconfirm this policy. Perhaps I am less optimistic when it comes to President Putin and his

May 26 2017 - Terrorism

It was clear for both of us that the EU at 27 is more united after Brexit than before Brexit. I tried to convince him, and I deeply believe this, that Brexit is very important and dramatic, but it is just an incident and not a threat. And President Trump agreed. It was for me a very positive moment in our

May 26 2017 - Brexit

I tried to convince him, and I deeply believe this, that Brexit is very important and dramatic, but it is just an incident and not a threat. And President Trump agreed. It was for me a very positive moment in our

May 26 2017 - Climate change

There is no doubt that this will be the most challenging G-7 summit in

May 26 2017 - Brexit

This is why we will be very consistent in this problem, but please believe me it's not because of money but because of

May 26 2017 - Brexit

I was positively surprised by President Trump's comments on Brexit, because it was clear for both of us that in fact the EU as 27 is more united after Brexit than before Brexit and it was also his

May 26 2017 - North Korea

President Trump was also very tough regarding North Korea and in this very context he can count on

May 26 2017 - Terrorism

Counter-terrorism was one of the main topics during our discussion with President Trump. I was impressed by the determination and toughness of President Trump when it comes to counter-terrorism. I totally agreed with him when he said that the international community, G7, the United States, Europe, should be tough, even brutal vis a vis terrorism and

May 25 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Some issues remain open, like climate and trade. And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today -- we means Mr. President and myself -- that we have a common position, common opinions about

May 25 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Some issues remain open, like climate and trade. And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today -- we means Mr. President and myself -- that we have a common position, common opinions about Russia. The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those

May 25 2017 - NATO

My main message to President Trump was that what gives our cooperation and friendship its deepest meaning are fundamental western values, like freedom, human rights and respect for human dignity. The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values, and not just interests. Values and principles first – this is what we, Europe and America, should be

May 25 2017 - NATO

You know Mr President we have two presidents in the EU. I know

May 25 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

My feeling is that we agreed on many areas, first and foremost on counter-terrorism. I'm sure I don't need to explain why. But some issues remain open, like climate and trade, and I am not 100% sure that we can say today we – means Mr President and myself – have a common position, common opinion, about Russia. Although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine it seems that we were on the same

May 25 2017 - Human Rights

We discussed foreign policy, security, climate and trade

May 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

My heart is in Manchester this night. Our thoughts are with the

May 18 2017 - French Election Results

Europe needs your energy, your imagination and your courage. And when I say Europe, I am not thinking about the institutions or bureaucracy, but about millions of Europeans, who see your victory as a sign of

May 17 2017

What was – and remains – most important for me is that our conduct in these talks will show the European Union at its best, in terms of unity, political solidarity, and fairness towards the United

May 08 2017 - French election 2017

France will continue to contribute constructively in solve our common

May 08 2017 - French election 2017

France is essential for

May 07 2017 - Brexit

We must keep in mind that, in order to succeed, we need today discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of

May 07 2017 - Brexit

These negotiations are difficult enough as they are. If we start arguing before they even begin, they will become impossible. We must keep in mind that in order to succeed we need today discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of

May 05 2017 - Brexit

Brexit talks difficult enough. If emotions get out of hand, they'll become impossible. Discretion, moderation and mutual respect

May 05 2017

These negotiations are difficult enough as they are. If we start arguing before they even begin, they will become impossible. The stakes are too high to let our emotions get out of hand. Because at stake are the daily lives and interests of millions of people on both sides of the Channel. We must keep in mind that in order to succeed we need today discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of goodwill. Well, it'd certainly be easier if commission officials kept their views to themselves and not further complicate what is already going to be a tough

May 05 2017

But what's clear from Theresa May's reaction is that she is prepared, whatever the commission officials are doing in Brussels, to stand up for Britain's vital national interest in these very complicated

Apr 29 2017 - European Parliament

Guidelines adopted unanimously. EU 27 firm and fair political mandate for the Brexit talks is

Apr 29 2017 - European Parliament

We need to remain united as EU 27. It is only then that we will be able to conclude the negotiations, which means that our unity is also in the UK's

Apr 29 2017 - Brexit

We all want a close and strong future relationship with UK - there's absolutely no question about that - but before discussing the future we have to sort out our past and we will handle it with genuine care, but firmly. This is the only possible way to move forward. We also need solid guarantees for all citizens and their families who will be affected by Brexit on both sides. This must be the number one priority for the EU and the

Apr 19 2017 - British elections 2017

It was (Alfred) Hitchcock, who directed Brexit: first an earthquake and the tension

Apr 18 2017 - Brexit

After the decision in the UK we have to respect the decision of the referendum. If it is reversible or not, this is in the British hands. I would be the happiest one if it reversible but we now we have to start our formal

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

US strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks. EU will work with the US to end brutality in

Apr 07 2017 - Stockholm attack 2017

My heart is in Stockholm this afternoon. My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends of today's terrible

Apr 05 2017 - Greece

No one is interested in punishing Greece. Our only goal yesterday and today, and also tomorrow, is to help Greece. You know that the crisis itself is punitive enough. Our finance ministers should do the work to achieve an agreement. This is the only positive result for Greece and for the whole community. We are close to concluding this demanding

Mar 31 2017

The U.K. is now on the other side of the other side of the

Mar 31 2017 - Brexit

Brexit in itself is already punitive enough, after more than 40 years of being united we owe to each other to do everything we can to make this divorce as smooth as

Mar 31 2017 - Terrorism

Especially after the terrorist attack in London - the latest events - it must be clear that terrorism is our common problem and security is our common

Mar 31 2017

It must be a misunderstanding. Our partners are wise and decent that is why I am absolutely sure that no one is interested in using security cooperation as a bargaining

Mar 31 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

I know Theresa May well enough and I know her approach to this issue. This is why I rule out this kind of interpretation ... that security cooperation is used as a bargaining chip. It must be a

Mar 31 2017

The Union will act as one and preserve its interests. Our first priority will be to minimize the uncertainty caused by the decision of the United Kingdom for our citizens, businesses and member

Mar 29 2017 - Brexit

After nine months, the UK has delivered

Mar 29 2017 - London

There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day neither in Brussels nor in London. Paradoxically there is also something positive in the Brexit. Brexit has made us, the community of 27, more determined and more united than before. And today I can say that we will remain determined and united also in the future, also during the difficult negotiation

Mar 29 2017 - Article 50

At 13.20 today, UK #Brexit notification letter (article 50) will be handed to me by Ambassador Tim

Mar 29 2017 - Article 50

So here it is, six pages. The notification from prime minister Theresa May triggering article 50 and formally starting the negotiations of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. There is no need to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels nor in London. After all most Europeans, including almost half the British voters, wish that we would stay together, not drift apart. As for me, I will not pretend I am

Mar 29 2017

In these negotiations the union will act as

Mar 28 2017 - Brexit

After Brexit, the future of almost everything is completely unclear and that is extremely worrying for the UK, the EU and the West as a

Mar 28 2017

The ball is now in your

Mar 25 2017

I lived behind the Iron Curtain for more than half of my life, where it was forbidden to even dream about those values. Yes, back then, that really was a two-speed

Mar 25 2017

Europe as a political entity will either be united, or will not be at all. Only a united Europe can be a sovereign Europe in relation to the rest of the world. Only a sovereign Europe guarantees independence for its nations, guarantees freedom for its

Mar 24 2017 - Brexit

For this reason it is important that Brexit remains a one-off incident and not the beginning of a

Mar 24 2017

The EU doesn't have any divorce experience. We were good at broadening, not at shrinking. I'm convinced, however, that we will turn the corner. But the real threat today – and I think it is not only my opinion – is the disintegration of Europe in the political and ideological sense. It is not a coincidence that those who question liberal democracy are the same ones who call for the breakup of the EU, because the EU today is not only a political organisation which restricts national egoisms, it is also a unique territory of

Mar 21 2017 - Japan

Let me assure you that the European Union is fully committed to concluding the negotiations for both agreements very soon and

Mar 21 2017 - London

In view of what was announced in London yesterday, I'd like to inform you that I will call a European Council on Saturday, the 29th of April, to adopt the guidelines for the Brexit talks. You know I personally wish the UK hadn't chosen to leave the EU, but the majority of British voters decided otherwise. Therefore we must do everything we can to make the process of divorce the least painful for the

Mar 21 2017 - Brexit

Our main priority for the negotiations must be to create as much certainty and clarity as possible for all citizens, companies and member states that will be negatively affected by Brexit, as well as our important partners and friends around the

Mar 21 2017

This is not a matter of legal or political nature, it is purely about emotions and obsessions. Therefore, it is not within my competence to comment on cases like this

Mar 20 2017 - Article 50

Within 48 hours of the UK triggering Article 50, I will present the draft Brexit guidelines to the EU 27 member

Mar 15 2017 - Conservative and Unionist Party

I want to be clear that a 'no deal' scenario would be bad for everyone, but above all for the UK, because it will leave a number of issues unresolved. We will not be intimidated by threats, and I can assure you, they simply will not work. Our goal is to have a smooth divorce, and a good framework for the

Mar 15 2017 - Morocco

If anyone sees fascism in Rotterdam, they are completely detached from reality. We all show solidarity with the

Mar 15 2017

The claims increasingly taking the form of threats that no agreement will be good for the UK and bad for the EU needs to be addressed. However, considering the interests of the community of 27 countries in the context of the upcoming Brexit negotiations... I will be urging everyone to strive toward maintaining political unity among the

Mar 14 2017 - Single market

On Brexit all 27 [EU countries] agreed that there will be no negotiations of any kind until the UK formally notifies its intention to withdraw from the EU… Access to the single market means acceptance of all four freedoms. No single market à la

Mar 10 2017

When the UK notifies, it is our goal to react with the draft negotiation guidelines for the 27 Member States to consider. For this I think we need more or less 48

Mar 10 2017

We are well prepared for all procedures and I have no doubts that we will be ready in 48 hours. I think it's a proper time to

Mar 10 2017

Our main objective should be to strengthen trust and unity within the 27. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go

Mar 10 2017

We are well prepared for the whole procedure and I have no doubt that we will be ready within 48 hours, I think it is a proper time to

Mar 09 2017 - Treaty of Rome

I want to dedicate this saying to all member states, especially before our discussion on the future, before the Rome celebration (commemoration of 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome) – but especially today to the Polish government of

Mar 09 2017

I prepared my beloved quotation: 'Be careful of the bridges you burn because once they are gone you can never cross them

Mar 09 2017

It may sound like a paradox because of the context, but anyway, your decision is an expression of our unity today. I will work with all of you without any exceptions because I am truly devoted to a united Europe. Be careful of the bridges you burn because once they are gone you can never cross them

Mar 09 2017

I will do my best to make EU

Mar 09 2017

Be careful the bridges you burn because once they have gone you can never cross them

Feb 20 2017

I heard words which are promising for the future, words which explain a lot about the new approach in Washington. Too many new and sometimes surprising opinions have been voiced over this time about our relations – and our common security – for us to pretend that everything is as it used to be. Both Europeans and Americans must simply practice what they

Feb 20 2017 - NATO

The idea of NATO is not obsolete, just like the values which lie at its foundation are not

Feb 20 2017

We are counting, as always in the past, on the United States' wholehearted and unequivocal – let me repeat, unequivocal – support for the idea of a united Europe. The world would be a decidedly worse place if Europe were not

Feb 03 2017 - Libya

Transatlantic cooperation remains and absolute priority because it has until now been a key pillar of the free world. At the same time we know that today we have no other option than to regain confidence in our own

Feb 02 2017 - Libya

This is the only way to stop people dying in the desert and at sea. The only way to gain control over migration in

Jan 31 2017

The disintegration of the European Union will not lead to the restoration of some mythical, full sovereignty of its member states, but to their real and factual dependence on the great superpowers: the United States, Russia and China. Only together can we be fully

Jan 31 2017

For the first time in our history, in an increasingly multi-polar external world, so many are becoming openly anti-European, or Eurosceptic at best. Particularly the change in Washington puts the European Union in a difficult situation, with the new administration seeming to put into question the last 70 years of American foreign

Dec 18 2016

Those who undermine the European model of democracy (and) attack the constitution and good customs, expose all of us to strategic risks. By throwing away the spirit of freedom and community, they write the next act of Poland's

Dec 17 2016

Following yesterday's events in parliament and on the streets of Warsaw ... I appeal to those who have real power for respect and consideration of the people, constitutional principles and

Dec 16 2016 - European Parliament

The Commission must be the leader in the negotiations process but we have also discussed the role of the European

Dec 16 2016 - Aleppo

Faced with the brutality of the Syrian regime and its supporters, notably Russia and Iran, we are not as effective as we would like to be but we are not indifferent to the suffering of the Syrian people. We will exert pressure on other global players who are present in Syria using all available diplomatic

Dec 15 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

Now the responsibility lies with the Netherlands. The ratification is important not only for Ukraine, but also for Europe's geopolitical standing and

Nov 24 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

This decision is a recognition of Ukraine's achievements in meeting European

Nov 15 2016

I would like to come and say, you are lying, the truth looks completely

Nov 09 2016

I listened with attention to President-elect Trump's call for American unity. And I, in turn, would like to call for European and transatlantic unity. I do not believe that any country today can be great in isolation. But, I do believe that America and Europe can, should and will work together. It is in our common

Oct 28 2016 - EU Summit

An EU-Canada summit with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be held this Sunday to sign the

Oct 27 2016 - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Only once all procedures are finalised for EU signing CETA, will I contact (Canadian) PM Justin

Oct 26 2016

The summit tomorrow is still

Oct 21 2016

It may be our last free trade

Oct 21 2016 - Article 50

There will be no negotiations before Article 50 is triggered by the UK. However, the basic principles, namely the single market and the indivisibility of the four freedoms, will remain our firm

Oct 21 2016 - Aleppo

Given these examples, it is clear that Russia's strategy is to weaken the

Oct 21 2016

Leaders emphasised all sorts of Russian activities, from air-space violations, disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks, interference in the EU's political processes and beyond. Hybrid tools in the Balkans, to developments in the MH17 investigation. Given these examples, it is clear that Russia's strategy is to weaken the

Oct 20 2016

You can be sure she will be absolutely safe with us. I hope she will also realize that the EU is still the best company in the

Oct 13 2016

The brutal truth is that Brexit will be a loss for all of us. There will be no cakes on the table. For

Sep 17 2016 - Article 50

She declared that it is almost impossible to trigger Article 50 this

Sep 16 2016

I'm absolutely sure that we have the same vision because what we need first of all in Europe today is good cooperation, solidarity and this political will to cooperate among member states. But at the same time we need very effective institutions and believe me, me and Jean-Claude Juncker we are like one

Sep 16 2016

I'm absolutely sure that, after Bratislava, we have to assure our citizens that we have learned the lesson from

Sep 16 2016

It's nothing controversial among the 27 leaders that our procedures our rules described very precisely in our Treaty are here to protect our interests, the 27 countries', not those of the leaving

Sep 15 2016

We can't start our discussion ... with this kind of blissful conviction that nothing is wrong, that everything was and is

Sep 15 2016

We must rectify a number of things in order to preserve what is

Sep 15 2016 - Single market

Bratislava should therefore also provide a road map for other equally important endeavors (such as economic and social development, jobs and opportunities for the young, the single market, the digital agenda and investments).feedback

Sep 15 2016

Bringing back the feeling of security and order, the trust of EU citizens in their political leadership as well as rebuilding the reputation of the Union as a synonym of protection and stability, are all crucial and indispensable, but they are

Sep 15 2016

It is obvious that free trade and global competition lie in the interest of Europeans, but it is equally obvious that they pose significant and often unprecedented

Sep 15 2016

Following Brexit, business as usual is not an option. We can either come out of this crisis weaker and conflicted, or stronger and more

Sep 15 2016

Last year's chaos on our borders, new images every day of hundreds of thousands of people moving across our continent without any control, created a feeling of threat among many

Sep 15 2016

They had to wait too long for action to bring the situation under control (and) the lack of rapid action and of a uniform European strategy have weakened citizens' trust in their governments, the institutions and in the wider establishment, already undermined since the financial crisis. Rebuilding this trust has become an urgent necessity, which Brexit has demonstrated very

Sep 15 2016

I think it is important that we make an honest assessment of the current situation to provide the best possible basis for building our future

Sep 15 2016

While waiting for the U.K. government to trigger negotiations, we should diagnose the state and the prospects of a post-Brexit EU. It would be a fatal error to assume that the negative result in the U.K. referendum represents a specifically British

Sep 15 2016

I am absolutely sure that we have to assure here in Bratislava, and also after our meeting, our citizens that we have learned the lesson from Brexit and that we are able to bring back stability and a sense of security and effective

Sep 15 2016

Our goal to establish closest possible EU-UK

Sep 15 2016

People in Europe want to know if the political elites are capable of restoring control over events and processes which overwhelm, disorientate, and sometimes terrify them. Today many people, not only in the UK, think that being part of the European Union stands in the way of stability and

Sep 14 2016

Our objective in the future negotiations should be, on the one hand, to establish the best possible relations with the UK; on the other hand, however, we should stick to the Treaty and be coolheaded, consistent, and fully united as well as firm in insisting on a balance of rights and obligations. If we do so, there will be no room for doubt that it is a good thing to be a member of the

Sep 04 2016

We need to protect the interests of the members of the EU that want to stay together, not the one which wants to

Jul 15 2016

It's a tragic paradox that the subject of this attack were people celebrating liberty, equality and fraternity. Today we all, Europe and Asia, stand united with the French people and their government. We condemn this tragedy and keep our fight against extreme violence and

Jul 13 2016

No one should be seething with desire to punish, humiliate (the British) for what they have done to us. We cannot push them away from us, but we cannot let them profit from Brexit, as that would be lethal for the

Jul 08 2016

There is no freedom in Europe without trans-Atlantic solidarity. We are taking care of the unity of the Western political community, and that is

Jun 29 2016

It is an historic moment for sure, this is not a moment for hysterical reactions. I want to reassure everyone that we are prepared also for this negative scenario. As you know the EU is not only a fair weather

Jun 29 2016

Irregular migration was and is one of the principle reasons of this crisis of confidence in

Jun 28 2016

Europe is ready to start the divorce process, even

Jun 28 2016 - Treaty of Rome

First of all, we will discuss the so called 'divorce process' as described in Article 50 of the Treaty. And secondly, we will start a discussion on the future of the European Union with 27 Member

Jun 24 2016

What doesn't kill you makes you

Jun 24 2016 - French election 2017

Today history is knocking at our door. What is at stake, is the dilution of Europe which closes in on itself. Or the reaffirmation of its existence at the cost of profound change. I will do all I can to ensure it's profound change rather than withdrawal. And France has a particular responsibility because she's at the heart of Europe, because she built Europe and because she is the country which can lead others and which guarantees the future of our

Jun 24 2016

Until the UK formally leaves the EU, EU law will continue to apply to and within the UK and by this I mean rights as well as obligations. All the procedures for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU are clear and set out in the

Jun 24 2016

British withdrawal "could in fact be the start of the process of destruction of not only the EU, but also of the Western political

Jun 23 2016

Today on behalf of the 27 leaders, I can say that we are determined to keep our unity as 27. For all of us, the union is the framework for our common

May 26 2016 - Japan

If we (G7) do not take the lead in managing this crisis, nobody

May 17 2016

Such absurd arguments would be completely ignored if they had not been formulated by one of the most influential politicians of the governing

Apr 27 2016 - Greece

We have to avoid a situation of renewed uncertainty for Greece. Therefore we need a specific date for the new Eurogroup meeting in the not-distant future, and I am not talking about weeks but about

Apr 27 2016

I am convinced that there is still more work to be done by the ministers of

Apr 23 2016 - Refugees

Today Turkey is the best example in the entire world of how to treat refugees. I am proud that we are partners. There is no other

Mar 15 2016 - Cyprus

The Turkish proposal worked out together with Germany and the Netherlands still needs to be rebalanced so as to be accepted by all 28 member states and EU

Mar 05 2016

We agreed that all irregular migrants coming from Turkey into Greek islands from Sunday March 20 will be returned to Turkey. The implementation will be phased in gradually and based on the so-called one-for-one

Mar 03 2016 - Greece

I want to appeal to all potential illegal economic migrants, wherever you are from: Do not come to Europe. Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing. Greece, or any other European country, will no longer be a transit

Mar 01 2016 - Greece

The number of migrants arriving in Greece is on the rise not because they want to make Greece their home, but because they are hoping that from Greece they will move to other European

Feb 19 2016

For now I can only say that we have made some progress but a lot still remains to be

Feb 19 2016

We must first avoid a battle among plans A, B and C. It makes no sense at all, as it creates divisions within the European

Feb 18 2016

This is a make or break summit, I have no

Feb 18 2016

There will not be a better time for a compromise. It is our unity that gives us strength and we must not lose this. It would be a defeat both for the UK and the European Union, but a geopolitical victory for those who seek to divide

Feb 09 2016

The people of Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, all of Europe expect that the EU, after Bratislava, will again be a guarantee of stability, security and protection – protection in the widest meaning, including social and economic

Jan 21 2016 - IMF

We have no more than two months to get things under

Jan 19 2016

The March European Council will be the last moment to see if our strategy works. If it doesn't, we will face grave consequences such as the collapse of

Jan 18 2016

What's of key importance for Poland is to maintain it's very good reputation, a reputation it has worked on for 25

Dec 17 2015

But Europe cannot remain vulnerable, when Schengen states are not able to effectively protect their

Nov 16 2015 - G20

Only if we full cooperate on exchange of information about suspicious transactions will be able to stop this threat

Nov 13 2015 - Malta

Saving Schengen is a race against time. And we are determined to win that

Sep 24 2015 - Refugees

It is clear that the greatest tide of refugees and migrants is yet to come. Therefore we need to correct the policy of open doors and windows. Now the focus should be on the proper protection of our external borders and on external assistance to refugees and the countries in our

Sep 23 2015

The most urgent question we should ask ourselves tonight is how to regain control of our external borders. Otherwise it does not make any sense to even speak about a common migration

Sep 03 2015 - Refugees

The fair distribution of at least 100,000 refugees among the EU states is what we in fact need today. If leaders do not demonstrate good will, solidarity will become an empty

Jun 22 2015

I'm convinced that we come to a final agreement in the course of this week, for the simple reason that we have to find an agreement this week. We cannot play, as they say on the football fields, we cannot play a

Jun 20 2015

The game of chicken needs to end and so does the blame

Jun 20 2015

We are close to the point where the Greek government will have to choose between accepting what I believe is a good offer of continued support or to head towards default. At the end of the day this is and can only be a Greek decision and a Greek responsibility. There is still time, but only a few days. Let us use them

May 10 2015

Europe has to manage its borders better. We expect Turkey to do the same. The situation where hundreds of thousands are fleeing to the European Union from Turkey must be

Apr 20 2015

I do not expect any quick fix solution to the root causes of the migration. Because there are non. Had they existed, we would have used the long ago. But I do expect that the Commission and the European External Action Service will present options for immediate

Mar 20 2015

The Energy Union is a necessity because Europe spends 400 billion euros on it per year, which is more than one billion euros per day. It's obvious that we have to put an end to the total dependence on other

Aug 06 2014

We have reasons to believe, according to information I have received in the last few hours, that the threat of direct Russian intervention is certainly greater than it was a few days

Jun 23 2014

There won't be consequences for ministers whose only error was vulgar language in a confidential discussion. Reacting to that would hollow out all political life not only in Poland but in the whole

Jun 16 2014

I will not make political decisions based on the material available so far. I'm focusing on clarifying this case and on providing stability of the

Jan 30 2014

Both its government and its opposition need to find a common standpoint, to solve the conflict and to retreat from any dramatic

Nov 19 2012

Better spending must not be understood to mean no money at all. We are in favour of a balanced approach to potential cuts in the budget. Such cuts should be applied in a balanced manner throughout all European

Oct 30 2012

It is totally unacceptable that the leader of the opposition, using false information in the press, is, in fact, devastating public life in Poland and the Polish

Jan 27 2012

I don't think that these international treaties can be greeted with delight by those who have become used to certain internet practices, which aren't legal under Polish

Dec 20 2011

Leadership cannot be controlled by one or two countries, even the strongest ones. It has to be based on the European institutions. If we are unable to do this then future generations will not only curse this crisis but curse us as

Dec 14 2011

I've heard the self-satisfied comments which say Britain has become an island again, and that the Channel has become larger over the last few days. Sincerely, I don't understand this

Nov 18 2011

As of 2013 we will gradually raise the retirement age to 67 and bring the retirement age for women in line with that for men. We will try to do it softly but it will be painful I am

Jul 29 2011

In the report, you will find conclusions which are missing in the Russian report. It points out the mistakes and the faults at Smolensk airport and also with the Russian flight controllers

Jul 06 2011

This debate about Schengen is a crucial illustration of the dilemma that Europe currently

Jul 06 2011

I'd like to say that from our point of view, defending the fundamental rights of Europeans, such as free movement across borders, is our paramount

May 27 2011

We, in Poland will do what we have to do in our march towards the euro zone. I think that moods are moods, but there are concrete criteria….feedback

May 27 2011

The European Union is not only useful during easy times, it has to prove itself useful in difficult times too and this is the first task of the Polish presidency, to strengthen faith in Europe to match Polish

May 27 2011

I would not differentiate between the duties of, for example, the Germans and the Greeks. We all have the same duty, which is not to waste public money, as they already have in some southern member states, and also not to resent the European Union, because in the common market of the EU the rich countries make big

Jun 06 2010

The flooding here in Sandomierz is getting worse and worse. Part of the dam has broken. Once again thousands of people are exposed to high water. Our plans to dry the area and rebuild homes must be

Oct 21 2009

We are determined to do all in our capacity for the values we share. This is why we have taken up a common effort so that our convictions can

Apr 28 2009 - Afghanistan

We hope that the new strategy announced by President Obama will bring the expected effects: it will mean peace and reconstruction for

Apr 13 2009

The authorities want to help the victims. The most important task is to secure provisional shelter for those people. We've also set up a bank account to collect donations for the

Dec 01 2008

We should do everything possible so that no human activity would break the symbiosis between Man and Nature. Currently, we are all concerned with the global financial crisis, but we should keep in mind that financial crises come and go while the environment should be a constant value we all care

Jul 01 2008

I have no doubt that the ratification is in Poland's best interest. I think that the President, as a co-author of that treaty, would agree that it is in Poland's and the Union's best

Oct 21 2007

Dear people, we have fought, we have won but starting from tomorrow we are going to work because Poland needs our

Oct 21 2007 - World Happiness report

We stood so that everybody, without exception, could feel comfortable in their homes, in their country. Those seeking happiness and satisfaction outside of Poland can believe that one day they can return home and that in this house, order will

Oct 21 2007

For many, many weeks we have convinced Poles that life in Poland may be much better, that Poles deserve a decent and good government. That Poles deserve a better

Oct 21 2007

We've been stopped. In fact, we stopped ourselves, because we may've been able to stay in power if we'd broken with our principles. This could've been easy, maybe I will write about it some day. But we didn't break the rules and we are not sorry about it. Because you should never break with

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