Democracy is moving forward, sometimes a little bit slowly, but it is moving forward. This is an obvious step, it is an obligation and it is necessary.
Nobody can be rich and stupid for more than one generation.
Are we all clear that we want to build something that can aspire to be a world power - not just a trading bloc, but a political entity?
In the darkest days of European history, America stood close by us and today we stand close by America, nothing will ever be the same.
I like Rome ... but I won't live there.
So when you are faced with a decision on the euro, it is not surprising that many people are confused. They still try to squeeze the euro debate into the old language. But deep down it is a matter of deciding where one's future lies. It is a matter of political will and courage.
If they (European vets) should recommend it (vaccination),we should do it immediately
The extremist, isolationist policies of Jean-Marie Le Pen have been rejected and crushed
We are taking collectively very big decisions -- for (powers of) arrest, for money laundering -- in all the chapters where we need new cooperation against terrorists
[The Italians are particularly wary of mission creep. Alluding to] the Somalia nightmare, ... involved in never-ending fighting.
This (euro weakness) is only the consequence of an economic situation that is not well defined
No one wants to lose their job, or cede the power they've acquired.
I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society.
Democracies must have equilibrium... and the entanglement of politics and information must be minimized.