Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero


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It is always better to knock on the door again than just to slam the door. That's been proved by the history already. It is always better to try a new cohabitation model than to break it apart. Those are also the European
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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 Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is associated, including process and problem. Most recently, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been quoted saying: “I've ordered the suspension of all initiatives to develop the dialogue. I said from the beginning that the government knew it would be a long, hard and difficult process. Today has been a hard day.” in the article Spain on threshold of an end to ETA and domestic terrorism.
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Jun 02 2011

The German federal government must be aware that it has an overall responsibility to other EU states and we are going to forcefully ask for explanations and demand adequate

May 20 2011

I want you to know that we and other veteran colleagues are well aware that all improvements needed and all the support young people need, especially on employment, are achieved by working and

May 12 2011

We are going to have a lot of work to do. First of all we have to help those who have lost their homes, and we don't know how many of those there are yet. Then the hard task of rebuilding everything can

Jan 31 2011

Events are happening too

Oct 20 2010

It will be a government of reforms, of definitive economic recovery and

Sep 22 2010

We should set up an international financial tax to help us finance the Millennium Development

Aug 30 2010 - Morocco

Maybe some disagree but it is an essential principle of my government's foreign policy to maintain a good relationship with neighbouring countries like

Jun 16 2010

Spain is a solvent, solid, strong country and it has an international reputation. Spain is a country that like many others is suffering the consequences of the worst economic crisis in the last 80

Jun 11 2010

We want to make a clear change as regards firms' internal

May 27 2010

It was tough legislation to get through. We will try and make sure there is more agreement on any future reforms. I want to thank those who made it possible to get this

May 04 2010

The economic outlook is on the side of

Mar 23 2010

France and Spain, President Sarkozy and I feel great sadness for the death of the French policeman. But those who need to worry most are the members of ETA because they will be pursued relentlessly by two big police forces together – until ETA's presence is finished in this

Mar 23 2010 - ETA

We are fully mobilised. We are going to eradicate all ETA bases in France, one by one. We are going to flush them out one by one and we will dismantle all support for this terrorist

Mar 17 2010 - ETA

I would like to express my solidarity and gratitude to France, the French police and the French

Feb 24 2010

Sadly, there are still many parts of the world where the death penalty is in use. We must make every effort to get it abolished across the board. This year, we are going to push the UN to pass a resolution calling for a global

Feb 24 2010

To those that don't think the way we do, I have to say that this is a Government that listens. This Government has never acted by issuing strong decrees, and never will, concerning the job

Nov 17 2009

The fishing boat Alakrana is sailing into safer waters, all crew members are safe and sound. It is a very good news for which we all have been working since the first

Oct 16 2009 - Gaza strip

Respecting human rights should be essential, but let's leave the report to the Human Rights Council to

Aug 31 2009 - Portugal

We want, first of all, to be the escape motor for the economic crisis, and to create a new, more sustainable economic model. To do this, the Lisbon Strategy will need to be renewed, and financial reform agreements have to be put in

Aug 03 2009

The Spanish government will obviously sanction the distribution of aid. It will be approved at the next Cabinet meeting on August

Jul 31 2009 - ETA

I express today the feeling of all citizens. I want to condemn this villainy, with a lot of pain and anger and a determination. The (thoughts of the) government and all of Spanish society are today with their families, their friends and their

Jul 30 2009

All citizens have to know that the government and all political and democratic forces are firmly committed to eradicating this sore which affects the

Jul 29 2009

That is what people are demanding. It is also what politicians on all sides are

Jul 03 2009

The decision could be criticised from different sides. But there is a balanced and responsible decision to make and one which is good for the

May 31 2009

Right now we're realising something after all he said this week. Who's looking the most nervous, the least sure of himself, without any ideas or plans apart from insulting and denigrating? It's the leader of the Popular Party, it's the right that has no plans for Spain or for the European

Apr 19 2009 - ETA

The battle against terrorism is unstoppable and I assure you we will finnish off ETA in the interests of freedom and peace in the Basque country and the rest of

Apr 19 2009 - ETA

The terrorists know that the democracy and especially the state security forces – doing their impeccable duty – are going to finish the violence in the Basque Country and in the rest of

Mar 03 2009

The government has just proposed new measures to the bosses and unions which are intended to both improve the circumstances of people without jobs and to boost

Feb 11 2009

The first and most urgent is the one linked to the Spanish

Feb 11 2009 - Unemployment

We will maintain and extend the coverage of unemployment benefits, regardless of how high the unemployment rate

Feb 03 2009

We're going to get through this economic crisis and the government is going make major investments to preserve jobs from March and

Dec 31 2008

I repeat again, ETA can carry out these attacks but it will lose the war. The only thing that committing these attacks will achieve is to land the perpetrators in prison even more

Dec 04 2008

I want to express in the name of the government our firm determination to complete this railway project. It's very important for the Basques to communicate with Spain, and the rest of

Nov 27 2008

These measures complete a global plan against the crisis. They will apply in all scenarios where it's possible to kick-start internal demand, and they respond to specific problems in the Spanish

Nov 17 2008 - ETA

Today, Spanish democracy is stronger and ETA is

Oct 22 2008

The world's 8th largest economy has to have a voice. We have a contribution to

Oct 10 2008

This situation has to be overcome, but to do this we need co-ordination and determination, with decisions that we are going to take and have already taken to continue guaranteeing our

Aug 02 2008 - ETA

This individual, for the public and this prime minister, has generated an uproara which is perfectly understandable. But we must respect the

Jun 23 2008 - OECD

There are serious difficulties which are starting to have a direct effect on many people's lives. We're going to hire 30% fewer public sector workers in 2009. The wages of all top officials will be frozen, but only top civil servants as I will respect the agreements we reached with the trade unions with regard to public

May 17 2008

Relations with the government of Italy are and will continue to be

May 14 2008 - ETA

How much harm has ETA done – both at home and abroad – to the Basque people and the men and women who live here and, of course, the people killed by their violence, their cruel, cowardly and irrational violence?feedback

Jan 28 2008

I want to give eligible workers and pensioners 400 euros to demonstrate that saving money is very

Jan 10 2008 - ETA

This agreement signed today is fundamental. It's about warning each other… The most effective way to prevent terrorist attacks and violent

Dec 02 2007 - ETA

I want to demonstrate my support for all the state security forces, and my support for the government in putting an end to the terrorist organisation

Dec 01 2007 - ETA

The government will fight terrorism and all those who support it with all our resources. They will be caught, just like all the others before. We can't bring back those we've lost. We will never be able to compensate their relatives and friends, but we can offer them a little bit of comfort, by saying that the killers will pay for what they have

Oct 16 2007

It's clear as water, and it should be clear as water, that he cannot proceed with any popular consultation – which wouldn't have any binding force anyway. It cannot be done, it will not be done, it won't

Aug 29 2007

I've already said before that the amnesty was necessary, adequate and positive. Nobody can work illegally and employers can't have workers who aren't

Jul 27 2007 - Unemployment

This is historic, and we must congratulate ourselves sincerely. We have a jobless level lower than eight per cent. It is the first time that unemployment has dipped below eight per cent since Spain has been a

Jun 06 2007 - ETA

Spanish society has shown over a long period that pain does not sap its strength, that suffering does not reduce its determination. It will show that determination all over again now, and it will not give in to any of the threats or the challenges some are keen on putting it

Jun 05 2007

ETA's decision flies in the face of what the Basque and Spanish societies want, which is a road to peace – a road with a single destination, and that is total

Jan 16 2007

At this particular moment in time, we really need to renew the political consensus in the face of terrorism. That's what Spanish citizens are asking for, that's what the government is asking

Jan 15 2007

The government wants to affirm once again its will to fight violence and terror, we want to achieve this through the biggest and best unity of all political forces in this task. I want to make it clear that we will not have a dialogue with those who use violence; never, never. My government has always done this, and it will continue to do everything in its power to reach a complete peace, within the framework of the law and

Jan 15 2007

On the twenty ninth of December all the Spanish people heard me say that we were all better off than five years ago, and that in a year's time we would be even better. Even if it doesn't happen very often between politicians, I want to admit that I made a clear

Dec 31 2006

The consequences of not respecting this is that I have asked for the suspension of all the initiatives in the development of the peace

Nov 16 2006

There could be an international observors' mission in Gaza to consolidate the cease-fire. In the mid-term, it will be necessary to convene a Middle East peace conference involving all the interested

Aug 20 2006

The EU and the governments of the countries where the immigrants come from have to get

Jul 04 2006

I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, on behalf of the government and the nation and also on behalf of all the Spanish

May 09 2006

We are pushing for this because we believe more stable growth is built on more stable jobs and because we believe higher quality economic development is based on jobs of

Mar 05 2006

I don't deserve such attention and the people don't deserve to be so

Nov 16 2005 - Morocco

In this, the Moroccan nation is and always will be supported by the people and government of their neighbour

Nov 03 2005 - Catalonia

The government is not afraid of debate or

Jul 07 2005

The moral strength of democracy is much stronger that the cowardly methods of evil. Terror never prevails over law and

May 25 2005 - ETA

No one doubts that democracy is and will be the stronger force. The state has right to impose these rules because of their moral force and because they are the wish of the vast majority of

Mar 22 2005

There is no idea that justifies terror, no idea can justify blind murder, no idea, even legitimate. It can only complicate conflicts and make finding solutions more

Feb 20 2005

To achieve that, I am calling on all my fellow citizens to take part in the

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