We made a decision that monetary policy will be made by an independent European Central Bank.

— Gerhard Schroder

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The euro is a sickly premature infant, the result of an over-hasty monetary union.

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There's no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets.

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I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.

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We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests.

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We want to change the way we help unemployed people find jobs.

We want to be faster and more goal oriented.

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Our future begins on January 1 1999. The euro is Europe's key to the 21st century. The era of solo national fiscal and economic policy is over.

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Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.

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Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance.

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This is one of the gravest crises Europe has ever experienced.

.. An agreement failed because of the completely stubborn attitudes of the UK and the Netherlands.

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Germany is very free-trade oriented.

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Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe.

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Next, we will create a modern immigration law.

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About Gerhard Schroder

Quotes 33 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Statesman
Birthday April 7, 1944

It makes more sense to find out where the middle- and long-term common ground lies.

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Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it.

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We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of.

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One effect could be that the huge atomic arsenal created in the cold war could be reduced significantly.

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Indeed, the creators of the euro envisioned it as an instrument to promote political union.

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A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy.

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This question about Iraq has gotten personal.

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They have it wrong in asking if Schroeder favors Britain over France, or France over Britain. Schroeder favors Germany. That is what we all have to understand.

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If I correctly understand the goal of American policy, one wishes Russia to be a partner.

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Take the military option off the table - we have already seen it doesn't work.

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We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany.

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I am not the German Tony Blair. Nor am I the German Bill Clinton. I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany, responsible for Germany. I don't want to be a copy of anyone.

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My impression is that American policy speaks not of antagonism but rather partnership.

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As far as missile defense is concerned, a very thorough consultation process is underway.

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As far as my relationship with President Putin is concerned, it's fine.

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A market that's as open as possible is the precondition for a successful economy, and a successful economy is the precondition to being able to pay for social security.

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Any degree of unemployment worries me.

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The question of feasibility, the question of cost, the question of including partners elsewhere in the world, the question of the effect of this project on arms agreements - all these issues are in discussion.

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We want to encourage those who are able to work, no question.

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The euro will raise the citizens' awareness of their belonging to one Europe more than any other integration step to date.

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