Guenther Oettinger - European Union

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The situation is very, very disturbing. A civil war is planned in the middle of Europe. One can only hope that a conversation will be made between Madrid and Barcelona soon.feedback
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Oct 05 2017 Catalonia
Guenther Oettinger has been quoted 48 times. The one recent article where Guenther Oettinger has been quoted is Davis and Barnier at odds over Brexit bill and transition period. Most recently, Guenther Oettinger was quoted as having said, “When the British leave, if the British leave, the mother of all rebates will go with them. All rebates should go.”.
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Nov 10 2016

Things are getting simplified, black or white, good or bad, right or wrong. You can asked simple questions, but one should not give simple answers.feedback

Oct 30 2016

That was a somewhat sloppy remark that was in no way meant to be disrespectful to China.feedback

Oct 30 2016

You have to see the broader context in which I made my remarks. In my speech, I wanted to warn Germany of too much self-confidence.feedback

Sep 21 2016

If someone has his place of residence in Frankfurt or in Paris, and for a whole year uses a SIM card bought in Tallinn to make calls, but has never been to Estonia, then it's quite easy to detect that kind of abuse.feedback

Sep 21 2016

If you ask him what is happening, and if he doesn't come up with a satisfactory answer, then you can charge him more in the future.feedback

Jul 18 2016

And it cannot be that judges the government does not like are being removed by the thousands. The independence of the judiciary is a tremendous asset. The death penalty is irreconcilable with our order of values and our treaties. No country can become a member state of the EU if it introduces the death penalty.feedback

Jun 27 2016 - Xenophobia

With every day of uncertainty, investors in the whole world will be discouraged from investing in Great Britain or from believing in Europe.feedback

Jun 24 2016

It was his (Cameron's) clear order that the Commission should be out of the game (the campaign).feedback

Jun 24 2016

I think so, yes. What he did is not acceptable.Scotland will leave the UK, possibly, and so what Cameron and his counterpart Johnson did has damaged the whole United Kingdom for the next two to five years.feedback

May 30 2016

We have an annual budget of approximately €100 million. We are spending this money on European films. We cover production and distribution costs. Europe is more than a single market, it is a family and we can be proud of having such cultural diversity.feedback

May 25 2016 - Netflix

This is an indirect form of promotion of the European films. And we think that 20% is a reasonable figure. That means that up to 80% can be non-European products, American and Asian products.feedback

May 16 2016 - Cannes Festival

I think it's a success story. A hundred million a year we are using to co-finance European film, European works and to send out a clear message says European content and says cultural diversity, under a European umbrella. I'm happy.feedback

Jan 03 2016

Many reasons exist for us to activate the 'Rule of Law mechanism' and for us to place Warsaw under monitoring.feedback

Jun 26 2015 - Greece

We will do everything up until the 30th so that the Greeks show they are prepared to reform.feedback

Jun 26 2015 - Greece

A 'Grexit' is not our aim but would be unavoidable if there is no solution in the next five days.feedback

May 17 2015

We have a European copyright coming from 2001. So we have to modernise our rules. We have to check which exemptions are needed going to a digital single market on a European Union level, what is acceptable for all these stake holders, which exemptions are needed, which business models need some special rules in our European Union.feedback

May 03 2015

Europe should hold out the prospect of further financial support to Turkey also beyond 2017.feedback

May 03 2015 - Refugees

Taking over full costs of the services that Turkey is providing by accommodating and caring for the refugees, the bill could easily add up to six or seven billion euros per year.feedback

Oct 31 2014

There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this winter.feedback

Oct 29 2014

Our common ambition is to come to an interim solution, to come to a winter package, to solve our security of supply challenges for next winter… from now up to end of march 2015.feedback

Oct 16 2014

We are now in a far better position than five years ago.feedback

Sep 26 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

And gas shortage also leads to cold apartments in Bulgaria, the Slovak Republic and in Hungary, which is not in our interest!feedback

Jun 16 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

In the next weeks, there will be no problems. We will receive our gas volumes. Ukraine will have to decide whether they pay the gas in advance, which will be very expensive or if they use the amounts of gas they have in their storage. But that's exactly our problem because we (Europe) need full reserves for the winter.feedback

May 28 2014 - Single market

Basically we welcome any investor from outside or within the European Union who invests in infrastructure in order to assure energy security for the citizens of Europe. But in the territory of the European Union they have to fully respect our single market and competition laws.feedback

Mar 04 2014

At the moment there is no reason for concern, at the moment in the member states the gas situation is good, the supply for industry and households has been maintained. Our storage capacities are fuller than a year ago.feedback

Oct 04 2012 - Japan

I didn't exert any influence on this report. I didn't say 'here one cross needs to be added and there one needs to be removed'. No government or operating company has exerted any influence.feedback

Oct 05 2011

This shows how much the EU appreciates this project and cooperation in the region. We would welcome Kazakhstan's participation in the Southern Corridor in the future.feedback

Oct 05 2011

For the EU such a pipeline project will be a very important contribution to the development of the Southern Gas Corridor.feedback

Jul 19 2011

Plants are currently the basis for most biofuel production. That is why we have to make sure that neither rainforests nor any other fragile ecosystems are harmed in the process.feedback

Mar 18 2011

Nuclear will be a part of the member states' energy mix for a long time to come. Security and a new risk analysis are that much more important because of this.feedback

Mar 18 2011

They will move EU-wide safety ahead towards strict common standards, clear rules, in view of what is happening in Japan. I am sure, like everybody, that the member states, companies and regulators will participate, and that everybody will pay attention to the results.feedback

Mar 18 2011

We will answer that question little by little with our energy roadmap, our long-term strategy, by developing the energy mix after 2020 until 2050.feedback

Mar 15 2011

The risks of earthquakes, tsunami flooding, terrorist attacks, reliability of cooling systems, the dangers of power failures, emplacements' age and construction type… all these factors and more will be examined in stress tests, under common European Union criteria.feedback

Oct 13 2010

Do you think that one can simply turn off the machines on the oil platforms? Seeing our need for oil, that would be a mistake. And we wouldn't cut down on global extraction. We would only increase our dependence on imports, which is already too high.feedback

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