Jacques Delors

(Jacques Lucien Jean Delors)

Jacques Delors
Jacques Delors
  • Born: July 20, 1925
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Economist

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Jacques Lucien Jean Delors is a French politician who served as the 8th President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He served as Minister of Finance of France from 1981 to 1984. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981.

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Federalism is a guideline, not a pornographic word, you can speak it out loud... States. Nations & Nationhood
It is impossible to build Europe on only deregulation ... Regulation & Deregulation
It is impossible to build Europe on only deregulation... Europe is much more than the creation of an internal market abolishing barriers to the free movement of goods services and investment...The internal market should be designed to benefit each and every citizen of the Community. It is therefore necessary to improve workers' living and working conditions, and to provide better protection for their health and safety at work... Regulation & Deregulation
It's not up to the Americans to tell us how to organize our farm policy and the balance of our society. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The Americans should stop insulting us, I'm not going to be an accomplice to the depopulation of the land. It's not up to the Americans to tell us how to organize our farm policy and the balance of our society. Their attitude is to treat the EC as if it had the plague and then encourage the rest of the world to join in. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The internal market should be designed to benefit each and every citizen of the Community. It is therefore necessary to improve workers' living and working conditions, and to provide better protection for their health and safety at work ... Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We Europeans will always have two fatherlands. One is Europe, and the other is our own country. It is unified in its diversity—this Europe. Citizenship & Patriotism
Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place. Society
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past.
For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.
Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours. Society
I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe, and of France.
I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.
I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional, personal plan.
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it. War & Peace
My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding the others, since they can still live in a greater community of exchange and co-operation.
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.
The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people. Society ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault.
The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws.
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship. Time
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don't want to change anything.
Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.

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