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.
Quote by Jacques Delors
Jacques Delors Quotes
I cannot resign myself to thi decline of Europe, and of France.
Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than...
Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault
We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but...
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the...
I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid...
The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding...
The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and...
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of...
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue:...
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is...
My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.