Herman Van Rompuy - European Council


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Mar 07 2017
Herman Van Rompuy has been quoted 48 times. The two most recent articles where Herman Van Rompuy has been quoted are Former EU president says bloc needs more ambition and Round-up of reactions to signing of Partnership Agreements. Most recently, Herman Van Rompuy was quoted as having said, “We can perform better with less regulation.”.
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This is a budget of moderation. We simply could not ignore the extremely difficult economic realities across Europe. So it had to be a leaner budget. For the first time ever, there is a real cut compared to the last multi-annual financial framework.feedback

It's perhaps nobody's perfect budget, but there's a lot in it for everybody.feedback

It's future-orientated. It's realistic and it's driven by pressing concerns.feedback

The past weeks have been productive and I am confident that around this table we can now settle on a final compromise. We simply have to.feedback

The EU is deeply convinced that we need to create space for civil society activities in order to achieve an effective modernisation of the economy and of the society.feedback

So in practical terms, we have invited a high representative as well as the Commission to develop proposals and report on them at the latest by september 2013.feedback

This includes also a civilian capabilities, very important aspect, as well a more systematic cooperation among EU member states on defence capabilities.feedback

For the SSM to be more effective, we decided tonight that when the SSM is in place, a single resolution mechanism will be required with the necessary power to ensure that any bank in participating member states can be resolved with the appropriate tools.feedback

Mario Monti was and is a great prime minister for Italy. And his efforts in terms of fiscal consolidation and reforms in all the different sectors of the Italian economy are absolutely necessary. We have to continue these policies in any case.feedback

We have come to Oslo to celebrate a major achievement – how Europe came from a continent of war to a continent of peace – and one moment proved crucial. Only five years after the end of World War Two, two rival countries decided to change the course of history and from enemies to become partners.feedback

The bilateral talks yesterday and the constructive discussion within the European Council show a sufficient degree of potential convergence to make an agreement possible in the beginning of next year.feedback

The biggest and most important condition is setting up a single, supervisory mechanism for banks and eurozone leaders have asked the council to work in a very speedy way so that we can have results by the end of the year. This is a major breakthrough, I said it this night. It is a first step also to break the vicious circle between banks and sovereigns.feedback

The eurozone has shown considerable solidarity having already disbursed, together with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) nearly 150bn euros in support of Greece since 2010.feedback

I'm optimistic because I know it's going to be close to 27. In fact 26 leaders indicated their interest in these efforts. They recognised the euro is a common good. Then by early March at the latest, this fiscal compact treaty will be signed. The aim is for the ESM treaty to be ratified by mid 2012.feedback

Early March at the latest this fiscal compact treaty will be signed, it could be earlier also.feedback

The euro area and other member states will aim to make available additional ressources of up to 200 billion euros to the IMF. The EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility) leverage will be rapidly deployed and we also agreed on the acceleration of the entry into force of the ESM (European Stability Mechanism) rescue fund. It should enter into force in July 2012.feedback

The EU is going through a very difficult and I would add a dangerous period, no doubt about that. Since the summer, it's no longer a problem in this or that country. The trouble has become systemic.feedback

We also discussed measures the Italian government will soon implement to reinforce economic growth and assure the sustainability of public debt in the future. The fiscal discipline and the reforms for growth are essential for market confidence.feedback

We improved the Greek debt sustainability, we took measures to stop the risk of contagion and finally we committed to improve the euro zone's crisis management.feedback

It is very urgent that Eurogroup come to us with proposals on stopping the risks of contagion.feedback

We expect the Council to conclude the accession negotiations very soon, before the end of June. We would then sign the accession treaty before the end of the year. The future accession of Croatia brings new momentum to the European vocation of the countries in the western Balkans.feedback

The euro-area heads of state and government agree that required additional funding will be financed by both offical and private sources. They endorse the approach decided by the eurogroup on June 20th as regards the pursuit of voluntary private sector involvement in the form of informal and voluntary rollovers of existing debt.feedback

Given the length, magnitude and the nature of the required reforms in Greece, national consensus is a prerequisite for success.feedback

The clear objective is to support the democratic and economic aspirations of the 400 million people in this area. These developments in the Arab world are of crucial importance for all G8 partners. For Europe, moreover, it is our southern neighbourhood. We have to listen to those peoples and to offer our support.feedback

We've agreed there needs to be a permanent mechanism to deal with crises, and that means a limited amendment to the treaty.feedback

Once confidence is restored the differential spread of rates will narrow in line with those in Germany.feedback

I think it's a symptom of total lack of trust, a total divide between the communities. One reads in a totally different way. One doesn't trust one another. As I've said before, Belgium is in a coma.feedback

The situation for human rights defenders and journalists in Russia is of grave concern to the European public at large.feedback

In the past, corrective measures were taken too late. The available instruments were not used sufficiently. That's why we need to act in a number of ways: in prevention and in correction, in the field of the budget and in that of competitiveness, in the eurozone and the European Union as a whole.feedback

I have expressed our will to see more progress in the respect of the citizen's liberties and the human rights so that these rights are assured to all citizens.feedback

All euro area members must conduct sound national policies in line with the agreed rules. They have a shared responsibility for the financial and economic stability in the area. In this context, we fully support the efforts of the Greek government and their commitment to do whatever is necessary, including adopting additional measures to ensure that the ambitious targets set in the stability programme for 2010 and the following years are met.feedback

It must be a collective effort. I also want us to have a close look at a better correlation between our overall objectives and the use of the European Union instruments during the coming years. We need tighter governments and a better control of the process.feedback

I'm preparing already the next European Council on 11 February. I took the initiative to convene this Council with the main theme: the economy. We need more economic growth, in order to finance on a sound basis our social model, to preserve our European way of life.feedback

Many experts predict that Europe's economic growth will only be 1%, some even say 0.6%. But at that level we will not be able to maintain our welfare state systems. So we need to stimulate growth. All countries have the same problem, so this is absolutely the top priority for the coming months. A new strategy for Europe is needed to finance the welfare state.feedback

We are living through exceptionally difficult times. The financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival. A period of anxiety, uncertainty and lack of confidence. Yet these problems can be overcome by a joint effort between our countries.feedback

There has been much debate about the profile of the future President of the European Council's meetings but only one profile is possible, and it is one of dialogue, of unity and of action.feedback

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