We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of.
We want to change the way we help unemployed people find jobs. We want to be faster and more goal oriented.
Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe.
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
Any degree of unemployment worries me.
Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance.
The question of feasibility, the question of cost, the question of including partners elsewhere in the world, the question of the effect of this project on arms agreements - all these issues are in discussion.
A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy.
Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.
Germany is very free-trade oriented.
Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it.
Next, we will create a modern immigration law.
There's no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets.
We made a decision that monetary policy will be made by an independent European Central Bank.
We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests.
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