Quotes of the Day

“Last spring we took courageous decisions, we won the battle of the euro. Today we show we can draw the lessons of the crisis.”
HERMAN VAN ROMPUY, president of the European Council
Friday, Mar. 02, 2012

Open quoteThe treaty is short and sharp. Its benefits are clear. And above all, you are all gifted politicians, otherwise you would not be here.Close quote

  • European Council President, on the fiscal compact signed by 25 of the 27 states in the European Union (the U.K. and theCzech Republic did not sign); leaders need support from their home countries, as the treaty must be ratified
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