• Jacques Delors on courage | 1989 [HD]
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    Jacques Delors on courage | 1989 [HD]

    And finally, as everyone here has been quick to say, the Community has for many years acted as a centre of gravity, a yardstick for freedom and for prosperity, and no doubt this has played a certain role in the events, which the peoples of Eastern Europe have triggered. If we fail to implement the decisions we have taken, we shall be incapable of making progress beyond 1992. It is said that luck can sometimes help, but that courage does so always. The peoples of Eastern and Central Europe have offered us the opportunity, It is we who must display the courage. My hope is that we shall display great…

  • Helmut Kohl on Freedom | 1989 [HD]
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    Helmut Kohl on Freedom | 1989 [HD]

    It has been the renewed dynamism of the process of European unification in recent years that has given the processes of reform in the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe such strong encouragement. We would therefore be making a bad mistake and completely misjudging the situation, if we were to deprive this process of European unification of its momentum at this of all times. Let all those who have doubts about the position of the Federal Republic of Germany take note: the Federal German Government stands by the Single Act and its goals in every respect. It is a staunch supporter of the completion of the European Union. We…