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.
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Jacques Delors Quotes
Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and...
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but...
The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of...
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than...
Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to...
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the...
Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where...
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
I cannot resign myself to thi decline of Europe, and of France.
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the...
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding...
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth,...
Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.
The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.
For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.