"I believe in evolution instead of revolution. I believe Progressives are indeed needed to modernise Europe's economic and social model. Not nostalgically clinging to the status quo, since that would only lead to a permanent economic decline of Europe.Not dismantling the European model, because we believe in the combination of entrepreneurial drive, stability culture and social justice.But instead, genuinely reforming and modernising Europe's economies and societies for the sake of sustainable growth and job creation, and for the sake of future generations. Thank you very much for your attention."
"The signs of an economic turnaround are increasing week by week. But as growth will pick up only gradually and its translation into much needed jobs will take time, we cannot and must not fall into any kind of complacency. Further decisive action to boost sustainable growth and job creation will continue to be necessary in Europe. This calls for staying the course of reform."
Last week in the European Parliament I had the opportunity to participate in a very important debate, which combined two issues close to my heart: human rights and football. Human rights are at the core...