Jacques Delors : "L'Europe se laisse aller..." - Le Monde, 8 December 2010
Jacques Delors, founding president of Notre Europe, in a long interview with the newspaper Le Monde on December 8, emphasized the Euro’s positive outcomes. Indeed, "the euro has allowed Europe to know ten years of acceptable growth of 2.1%, but also 15% growth of new jobs and an investment rate of 22%, the highest since 1990.” For Jacques Delors, one must believe in the future of the Euro while remaining pragmatic: "for the Eurozone to work, it is imperative that the spirit of cooperation be the equal of the spirit of competition." Ultimately, as Jacques Delors has always observed, our Europe must be based on a simple equation: competition that stimulates, cooperation that strengthens, and solidarity that unites.
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