It's about our ability precisely to integrate a people and offer jobs, and that, for me, is one of the key rationales of the reforms I'm pushing, and I'm a strong believer in that when you lift barriers, when you deregulate a lot of stuff, basically you improve the equality of opportunities.
We are a continent of refugees, and if you say we can't integrate refugees, that's not consistent with our values, even if borders cannot be wide open.
I come all wreathed in a reputation the press has made for me. Judge me on my actions. That's all that counts.
We're not isolated from the world. The world knocks on our door.
I'm in a left-wing government, unashamedly... but I also want to work with people from the Right who commit to the same values.
Under the French system, you have to take into consideration that every five years, the president is directly elected by the people. He's the one that has the legitimacy.
I don't have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me.
My priority is my economy minister mandate and to create momentum.
A romantic or classical view of the French approach would have been to say, 'It's a French company; let no one attack it. Let's block any merger. But the reality is Alcatel-Lucent is not a French company; it's a global company. Its main markets are China and the U.S. Its ownership is foreign; most of its managers aren't French.
Democratic states must have access to content exchanged between terrorists on social media and instant messaging.
I want to be the president of all the people of France, for the patriots facing the threat of nationalism.
We have to breathe new life into Europe.
We have no choice but to reform this country.
The financial passport is part of full access to the E.U. market, and a precondition for that is the contribution to the E.U. budget. That has been the case in Norway and in Switzerland. That is clear.
We should not replicate the situation where one country is in a situation to hijack the rest of Europe because they organize a referendum.
I am not shy. I am for an open society. I am for a progressive world. I do not propose to reform France; I propose to transform it at its deepest level.
I want to become the president of all the people of France - the president of the patriots in the face of the threat from the nationalists.
The challenge is to open a new page in our political life and to take action so that everyone is able to find his or her place in France and in Europe.
I have decided to create a new political movement.
I've taken my time. I've thought about it; I've consulted, and I've decided that we are going to create a new political movement, one that will be neither on the Right or the Left.