There is no access to the market without budgetary contributions... and without respect for the four freedoms of the E.U.
I will defend Europe; it is our civilisation which is at stake... I will work to rebuild ties between Europe and its citizens.
We have the eurozone. Could we accept to be cleared, regulated, and de facto have inflows and outflows from a country that has decided to leave the E.U.? For me, definitely not.
The 28-member Europe must be simpler, clearer, more efficient, and continue to advance on digital and energy issues.
What we need is a common goal for more Europe.
Honesty compels me to say that I am not a socialist. But so what?
France has to reform, to recover, and get more competitiveness.
I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people's fears because it hasn't built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.
Consolidation means less equipment, less networks, and less jobs.
To create greater convergence, we need more intergration.
You have to learn to fight for things, to bear the burden and have a life which does not in any way correspond to other peoples' lives.
When you discuss your steel industry with China you are credible because you are part of the E.U., not because you are just U.K. You will be completely killed otherwise. You will never be in the situation to negotiate face to face with the Chinese because your domestic market is not relevant for the Chinese in comparison with their domestic market.
If approval was a criterion in this country, nothing would ever get done.
We have to accept the idea that Europe will be made on a two-speed basis, with a union based on solidarity and differentiation.
Modernity is disruptive, and I endorse that.
I know the divisions in our nation that led some to extreme votes. I respect them.
I will fight with all my power against the divisions that undermine us and which are tearing us apart.
When the president and the prime minister decide to implement reforms, they have all the measures they need to pass them and enforce them.
We've created rigidities at the entrance point in artisanal occupations.
If people do not believe in Europe and in the euro area, it must be dismantled.