Guido Westerwelle

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There are still differences which need to be bridged. That's why we have come to Geneva, to play our part so that an agreement can be reached. It is realistic but there is still a lot of work to do.
Nov 23 2013
Guido Westerwelle has been quoted 37 times. The two most recent articles where Guido Westerwelle has been quoted are EU foreign ministers delay Ukraine decision and Ukraine in difficult spot between EU and Russia over future trade. Most recently, Guido Westerwelle was quoted as having said, “My urgent appeal to Ukraine is to act now, to agree to a viable path to the rule of law, and not play for time….time is running out.”.
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We have decided on a further package of sanctions, to increase pressure and make negotiations more substantial in the areas of trade and banking, transport and energy.

I wouldn't give up the substance of the 6 point plan as long as we do not see a better alternative. I'm frustrated, like you are, about the situation. But once again, what is the alternative? We have to prevent this conflict in Syria set on fire one country after another.

If Greece strays from the agreed reform path, then the payment of further aid tranches won't be possible. Solidarity is not a one-way street. Solidarity does not work without solidity. What has been agreed, must be applied.

I strongly condemn today's attacks in Damascus. This violence against innocent people is completely unacceptable, and we call upon everyone involved, on all sides, to finally ensure a ceasefire.

We condemn this launch of a rocket. This is a clear violation of international law and we think it is necessary that the Security Council of the United Nations gives a clear answer and a clear reaction to this violation of international law.

The remarks speak for themselves. And even after those comments, I'm determined not to move one inch from my initial commitment to human and civil rights in Belarus.

This is the last dictatorship, this is the last dictator in Europe, and we will not let ourselves be intimidated by such actions against one European institutions or against one member state. We will not let others divide us. The dictator fools himself when he thinks he can divide us.

Harsh sanctions are unavoidable if Iran continues refusing to work with the IAEA.

I hope that those in the Security Council who were doubtful about having a clear stance and a common policy towards the Assad-regime have now changed their minds because of the Arab League's decision.

From our point of view, it is a truly sad day for international law and for human rights that the United Nations Security Council was unable to approve a resolution to condemn the repressions in Syria.

We think the real work will start after the time of Gaddafi. It is very crucial to rebuild the country and to help the country so that means creating a better future for the people in Libya.

The Bundeswehr (the German army) is not going to be sent to Libya. But that does not mean that we are neutral. We share the aim to protect civilians and of course the aim that the dictator must be stopped.

We don't want to get sucked into a war in North Africa.

Chancellor Merkel told me personally that such talks with such content did not take place. I can only think of a misunderstanding.

We welcome the outcome of the constitutional referendum in Turkey. This is a sign that Turkey is fully determined to continue its internal reform process and it also shows that Turkey's view is directed at Europe.

Iran has the natural right to use nuclear power for civilian purposes, but it has the natural obligation to full transparency, because the nuclear armament of Iran is not acceptable. That Europe stands together and speaks with one voice will have more of an effect than just more Iranian rhetoric.

The two girls are now in safe hands with the Saudi authorities. Considering the circumstances they are doing well.

Citizens should not have the impression that there is money for everything: there is money for the banks, the car industry, money for the European solidarity, but you should not have the impression there is none left for tax relief. Not with us, ladies and gentlemen, not with us.

Those who work must earn more money than those who don't. You must be allowed to say that in Germany. Otherwise it would be Socialism.

We both know that there is much more to do, he said. The EU has more homework to do and Turkey too, everybody knows this.

We want to reduce taxes and dues for families. We will start directly on January 1 of next year. We want to achieve major tax reform and for this reason we are very pleased to have decided on a new tax structure and an accordant rank tariff as part of the coalition treaty.

There will certainly be differences, that's normal. But I am sure they can be overcome and we can work out a good coalition agreement.

We want negotiations so that the last nuclear weapons still stationed in Germany, relics of the Cold War, can be removed.

We now want to co-govern Germany because we have to make sure that there is a fair tax system, better education opportunities and that citizens rights are finally respected again.

When the foreign minister criticises the Chancellor's policy on Turkey in public and when he is criticised in turn by her party, that breaks the golden rule of European and foreign policies. To tell the truth, you just don't agree with each other.

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