Category: Discursuri

Situation in Ukraine (debate)

Mr President, the Ukrainian dilemma is not about the choice between values and interests. It is about the choice between promoting the Euro-Atlantic interest and the Eurasian interest. Ukraine is the most important geo-strategic asset on the as yet unsettled border between the European Union and the emerging Eurasian Union. Those who are able to …

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New EU-Russia agreement (debate)

In the last decade of the twentieth century the West failed to push back Russia from containing its imperial ambitions. In the first decade of the twenty-first century the West failed to establish a partnership for integrating Russia within the European system of security, stability, freedom and prosperity. In the second decade of the twenty-first …

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (22-23 November 2012) with particular reference to the Multiannual Financial Framework (debate)

The dispute over the multiannual financial framework is not about money but about the future of the EU. It is not about figures but about the political principles generating those figures. A smaller European budget does not mean necessarily better spending, but more likely wasted resources and opportunities. We have to provide the EU with …

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EU-Israel agreement on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products (debate)

Mr President, I want to thank Commissioner De Gucht for his important clarification. The real problem of this agreement is neither technical nor legal. It is strictly political. Namely, it is about trying to impose our political views on Israel through trade leverages. This did not work in the past, and will definitely not work …

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Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the EC and Israel on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (CAA) (debate)

Mr President, besides technicalities and legalistic issues, this is a highly political topic. We have our values, but we also have our geopolitical interests, and our values will never prevail and will never flourish if we cannot win in our geostrategic endeavours. This is precisely why, to promote both the political interests of our citizens and …

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