Michael Sapin

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All the six others ... said explicitly, and sometimes very directly, to the representatives of the U.S. administration that it is absolutely necessary to continue with the same spirit of international cooperation.feedback
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May 13 2017 Japan
Michael Sapin has most recently been quoted in an article called US fails to reassure Europe, Japan over 'Trumponomics'. Michael Sapin said, “All the six others ... said explicitly, and sometimes very directly, to the representatives of the U.S. administration that it is absolutely necessary to continue with the same spirit of international cooperation.”. Michael Sapin has been quoted a grand total of 81 times in 59 articles.
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I don't know who will be the president of the Republic in France – this is maybe the first time I don't know, but I know this won't be Mrs. (Marine) Le Pen and I know this will be someone European and favorable to European construction. I think that anyone can measure that in our deeply democratic countries, even if they are hurt when they see a very high number of voters turning to extreme right-wing movements, they know how to react. France will know how to react.feedback

The merged company needs a sustainable strategy for the future with a long-term perspective for all production sites, development centres and staff.feedback

It's an operation that can bear benefits for each side on certain conditions, (and) the main condition is jobs.feedback

We are going to find an agreement on Greece in the coming days and put it in place in the coming days.feedback

The National Front is not a populist party, but a party outside the democratic consensus, outside the values that France defends.feedback

These attacks clearly make no sense for a number of reasons. The ECB never tries to manipulate the exchange rate of the euro to achieve trade or competitive policy goals. The euro is the currency of the entire euro zone. On the international level what counts is the surplus of the entire eurozone, not that of Germany. Germany could be more ambitious in this area. If we all only pull in one direction, namely reducing budget deficits, the adjustments (in Europe) will be even harder.feedback

Our American partner appears to want to take unilaterally protectionist decisions which could destabilise the whole world economy. Decisions by the new U.S. administration are posing a grave risk to the world trade order. Neither France nor Europe ... can watch helplessly as our economic institutions risk being dislocated.feedback

Each government is obviously free to have fiscal, competitiveness and corporate policies. But on financial regulation issues, there is international cooperation.feedback

This very good figure reinforces the view that we will meet our 3.3 pct public deficit target.feedback

We have adopted today the plan to reduce Greek debt in the short-term.feedback

We have the objective to reach a deal between Greece and EU institutions before the end of the year.feedback

We must not analyse the Italian result other than a change in the constitution.The Italians voted clearly for 'no'. But if they are asked the question about Europe, they are fiercely favourable to the construction of Europe and an Italy within this Europe.feedback

As Greece sticks to its agreements, Europe must also stick to the agreements it made with Greece.feedback

These are important measures, measures which will have a positive effect on Greece. I think we will have an agreement on these measures.feedback

We think it'll be 1.4 percent. That's the figure we take as our scenario for this year.feedback

I would like first of all to confirm our goal for 3.3 percent, even though some people say we won't reach that target. But I am not ruling out that we could do better.feedback

We cannot have a specific status for jobs in the financial sector.feedback

That's the inevitable consequence whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.feedback

There will be a transfer of activities to the continent. I don't know what magnitude and I don't know exactly what activities, but there will be a transfer of business to the continent.feedback

I understand why it concerns Brits, but at some point you can't bend the rules. The rules will have to be respected.feedback

It's not here to punish, this tax on financial transactions, it's here to make sure that financial movements become as useful as possible.feedback

Negotiations should be as much co-operative as possible. But there are principles, there are four great liberties. Those four great liberties must be inseparable and the freedom of circulation of European citizens in the framework of this area is an absolutely fundamental freedom and we cannot give in, regarding that.feedback

No-one in the euro zone will accept that the main clearing place will be outside the European Union.feedback

The IMF said 1.6 percent before summer, now it says 1.3 percent. Its target changes all year long, ours does not. I set a 1.5 percent target, it is a reasonable target that we need to realise and we will work towards that.feedback

I would like to remind those who promise immediate tax cuts while leaving spending cuts for later that France's credibility is at stake. It would be tragic that all our efforts be irresponsibly squandered in a few months.feedback

This marks a major milestone in Franco-British industrial and energy cooperation.feedback

The president of the republic has given us a target: to make sure Alstom's railway activities are maintained.feedback

The European Commission treated it as abnormal state aid... the European Commission is doing its job. It's normal to make Apple pay normal taxes.feedback

Every day of uncertainty prevents investors from putting their funds into Britain, and also other European markets. Cameron and his party will cause damage if they wait until October.feedback

This is not the moment to throw a spanner into the works, with growth picking up.feedback

Nothing prevents big groups from coming to us and declaring their taxes.feedback

Even if the discussions were long, the atmosphere was always extremely relaxed. This deal is first and foremost a declaration of confidence in today's Greece.feedback

There is a consensus that monetary policy is well-adapted and there are no big discrepancies in currencies, so there is no need to intervene.feedback

I want to express the concern of the French government on this tie-up. We have doubts about the consequences this could have for the financing of the real economy in France and Europe.feedback

During a trip to Davos in January 2015, amid about 20 people, I made a comment to a journalist about her clothing and put my hand on her back. There was no aggressive or sexual intent in my conduct but the mere fact that the person was shocked shows that those words and this gesture were inappropriate, and I was, and still am, sorry.feedback

Solid growth has been set off. Our action is bearing fruit.feedback

It's thanks to him that we've been able to put an end to the opacity that prevented European countries from fully knowing the tax status of a number of large companies in Luxembourg.feedback

French people have got into good habits, the Germans mustn't lose their good habits of respecting the ECB's independence. his comments were meant as a "friendly" reminder.feedback

France learnt the hard way that one must absolutely, completely and fully respect the independence of the central bank. I hope our German friends remember this point, which they helped prevail.feedback

We're not supposed to accept whatever valuation is proposed, that is to say give more money to a company than what it deserves in a merger.feedback

The state has defended its own interests, just as it did with Renault and as it always will.feedback

Therefore, it is normal that we raise the question now about the use of this bank note.feedback

French companies will invest $10 billion in India over the next five years, chiefly in the industrial sector.feedback

We're going to be supervising more strictly the use of prepaid cashpoint cards, which were used in the November 13 attacks, in order to reduce the anonymity in their use. Next, we will extend France's national security arrangement, from the freezing of terrorist assets, to real estate investments and cars.feedback

Today's volatility does not seem very legitimate to me. There's a yoyo effect that doesn't reflect real trends in the world economy.feedback

It's time to move in the coming months by taking strong initiatives.feedback

It's perfectly legitimate that we take each side's interests into account, but nothing must block the deepening of economic and monetary union in the coming years.feedback

I think that it was the burn from that expulsion that has left scars.feedback

We are totally committed to avoiding a catastrophe for Greece which would also led to difficulties for Europe.feedback

Nothing can be done in Europe without a strong and sustainable agreement between Germany and France.feedback

We cannot rebuild a country without a fair tax system. We must fight against tax fraud and tax optimisation. We are waging a battle both in Europe and at an international level within the G20. But it is obviously something absolutely necessary for Greece, as well.feedback

He was a great CEO, and also a great personality. I would say almost a big mouth, with a capacity to speak his mind, without any fear of bothering whoever he was speaking to, whoever they were, heads of states, big CEOs or French political leaders, to whom he knew how to speak frankly.feedback

The situation is the eurozone is not as good as forecast. We need to know how to react to get faster growth. It's in everyone's interest. It's especially in France's interest, where we are struggling to rebuild our industrial base and cut unemployment, particularly youth unemployment. I think it's in the interests of every European country, whatever their rate of growth or unemployment.feedback

We're aware of the serious nature of the budget; we reject austerity; the deficit will return within [the] three percent [limit] in 2017.feedback

The consequence of this strategy is that with growth and inflation weak, the deficit reduction we are planning for 2015 will be limited with a deficit around 4.3 percent of GDP in 2015 and coming under the three percent threshold in 2017.feedback

I don't know how you lay a red carpet out across the Channel, I'm afraid it'll get rather wet.feedback

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