In the end, I think the majority of Romanian society will understand that if we respect environmental protection standards, if we have benefits in taxes, royalties, jobs, we should do what all the modern countries in Europe and beyond are doing to take advantage of their natural resources.
China needs a powerful Europe, but Europe can only be strong if each and every one of its members attains rapid economic development.
I see four principles as laying the foundations for the kind of economic recovery Europe needs: fairness, efficiency, solidarity and growth.
In Romania, we have pledged to create a modern public service: well-educated, appropriately rewarded and above all, de-politicized.
Turkey is a model of economic and social development, especially in terms of human resources and regional cooperation.
My government has promised to comprehensively respect the independence of the judiciary.
NATO remains the cornerstone of Atlantic security.
Reducing debt through budgetary consolidation is essential to restoring Europe's financial health.
All sensible politicians favor growth, just as we all favor sound public finances. Both can be achieved if we rationalize spending, invest available resources wisely, and clamp down on tax evasion.
Ever since I took to the streets when I was 17 to protest at great personal risk against the communist dictatorship, I have been a passionate democrat.
If history judges society for how it treats those in need, so markets judge economies by the incentives they provide for private investment, the infrastructure that supports growth, and the burdens placed on job creation.
Research suggests that large divisions of income and wealth weaken demand and generate economic imbalances that create instability and undermine growth.
The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation.
I would like to thank my colleagues for voting a Social Democrat prime minister and to assure them I will vote a liberal president, as well.
You should see all the negative things that the Romanian press writes about me.
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