individual is paramount."
“If people want the future, we have made them an offer.”
“Everything beyond our programme is not up for debate.”
“My life changed completely in 1989 with the fall of the wall,”
"Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures."
"When we count on the power of freedom, we are counting on the individual."
“I would want them to decide to have babies. But every woman has to make her own choices.”
"There is nothing worse than sweeping a threat under the mat and just living from day to day."
"I'm convinced that the essence of globalization today provides the world with many more opportunities than risks."
"For after all the wars and boundless suffering, something very special has emerged. We, the citizens of Europe, have united for the better."
"That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution."
"I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth."
"Only if Europe stands together will we be able to successfully fight terrorism, organized crime and illegal immigration. Only then will we be able to successfully defend liberties and civil rights, also in the struggle against those who oppose them."
"When we count on the power of freedom, we are counting on the individual. The individual is paramount. His dignity is inviolable. And if I may make a personal comment, I would add that this view of the individual is for me also part and parcel of Europe's Jewish-Christian heritage."
the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with
each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian
Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in
the same direction."
by Thomas George