Last quote by Jacques Delors
Jacques Delors quotes
Firstly concerning the details of reunification, I found them risky, they cost alot in terms of German public spending. But I think Chancellor Kohl's solution, especially regarding the East German currency, was the right one. Secondly I have always considered that Europe, a smaller Europe was not building itself for its own sake. It was doing it to meet the challenges of history and for me, it was a great source of happiness that we opened our arms to those countries that were just emerging from totalitarianism.
I am very happy that the 25 were able to come to an agreement on the financial perspectives, which are going to be reviewed. That will be in 2008. But that doesn't stop me from giving my point of view: This is a crisis of the European spirit. We no longer reason along European lines, but increasingly only in a short-term way, seeing its interests in the short term. This is laughable in relation to the challenges shaking European countries.