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Jacques Delors's Profile

Brief about Jacques Delors: By info that we know Jacques Delors was born at 1925-06-20. And also Jacques Delors is French Economist.

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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.

Tags: Finance, Problem, Society

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.

Tags: Against, Change, Struggle

My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.

Tags: Best, Problem, Useful

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Tags: Desire, Lead, Nobody

Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.

Tags: Accept, Union, Universal

Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place.

Tags: Bad, Good, Society

Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past.

Tags: Less, Past, Tell

For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.

Tags: Liberty, Socialism, Solidarity

Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.

Tags: American, Composed, Society

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe, and of France.

Tags: Cannot, Europe, France

I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.

Tags: Enough, Hard, Job

If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.

Tags: Between, Collective, Unions

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.

Tags: Against, Behind, Liberal

The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.

Tags: Danger, Personal, Principle

The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault.

Tags: Continue, Fault, May

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.

Tags: National, Speak, Time

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.

Tags: Between, Distance, Governed

Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.

Tags: America, Model, Yes

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.

Tags: Personal, Plan, System

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.

Tags: Decision, May, Peace