Frans Timmermans
02/23/2017 at 18:08. Facebook
Om 19.30 voer ik samen met de gerennomeerde New York Times columnist Roger Cohen en voormalig VS ambassadeur in Brussel Anthony Gardner een 'citizens Dialogue' in Utrecht. Als je live wilt kijken, klik dan

At 19.30 I'm taking part in a Citizens' Dialogue in Utrecht with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen and former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner. To follow it live...

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Frans Timmermans
02/23/2017 at 18:49. Facebook
Follow our citizens dialogue with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen and former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner in Utrecht now! [ Europa.eu Link ]

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Frans Timmermans
02/22/2017 at 14:59. Facebook
Vandaag heb ik op Facebook vragen beantwoord over de uitdagingen voor de EU en hoe we die samen het hoofd kunnen bieden. Als u dit gemist hebt kunt u de opname hieronder bekijken.

Today, I answered questions about the EU and its challenges. If you missed it, you can watch the recording.
Frans Timmermans
02/20/2017 at 18:46. Facebook
Live now in Dublin, in discussion with UCD students and guests
"Where exclusion wins, freedoms suffer. As we have all too often seen in our history." That is what I said this morning at the Future Force Conference in The Hague. You can read my full speech here:
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Voor mijn Nederlandse volgers: ik zal vanmiddag op BNR radio discussiëren over de toekomst van Europa. Je kunt de...
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Speech of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Future Force Conference - European Commission - European Commission

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De wereld verandert en dat laat niemand onberoerd. Samen kunnen we die verandering in de goede richting sturen, zodat niemand meer wordt vergeten of achtergelaten. Muren bouwen tussen landen en tussen mensen helpt niks, maakt van alles een gevecht van man tegen man. Samenwerken en grenzen stellen. Volgens mij werkt dat beter. Als we samenwerken is niets onmogelijk en geen uitdaging...
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Frans Timmermans: ‘Europa moet eigen plan trekken’

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Als we de verhalen van vroeger niet vertellen, dan zijn we gedoemd de fouten van het verleden te herhalen.

If we do not tell stories about the past, we are doomed to repeat past mistakes.

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Yesterday I had a good discussion with many members of national parliaments about our work for the year ahead at a meeting hosted in Valletta by the Maltese government. Everyone fully understands the challenging times we live in, but I'm glad to say it was an upbeat meeting.

One issue that came up was the importance of Better Regulation. This Commission has listened to Europe's citizens and...
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Today we had a very inspiring debate in Davos on 'Which Europe now?' with Mrs. Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairwoman of Banco Santander, Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Martin Schulz, former President of the European Parliament and now member of Parliament, under the excellent leadership of Maurice Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Publicis.

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Which Europe Now?

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It's freezing 17 degrees Celsius in Davos, but inside the debates are heated. And rightfully so as all participants, be they from business, civil society or government, understand that we are up against many, big challenges. These challenges range from getting our economies moving again, protecting our borders, forging a sustainable future, all the way to taking a position in the ongoing...
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EU's Timmermans: Protectionism Harms Peoples' Interests

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Working towards a united and successful EU is of course in the interest of European citizens, but it is also in the strategic interest of the US. Watch my interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN here: [ Cnn.it Link ]

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Despite the challenges we face, I have high hopes for 2017 if we pull together. Divided we stand alone weathering the gusts of globalisation, but united we can harness it, reap its benefits, protect all our citizens and face the future with confidence. I welcome the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union, wish them all the best and look forward to working together for the next...
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Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2017. You can read why I have high hopes for our future here (in German, English & French):
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Gastbeitrag von Frans Timmermans: Fordern wir 2017 unsere Zukunft zurück

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Today the UN SDG Ambassador, Her Majesty, the Queen of the Belgians will address the High Level Policy Summit 'Europe's Response to Sustainability Challenges' and open the debate on the follow up to 2030 Agenda. If you want to see how the European Commission makes the Sustainable Development Goals central to its work, follow the debate live:

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"We need a European patriotism based on individual countries yet recognizing that together we stand stronger in the world. That even when we sometimes give up something, we get much more in return. A patriot doesn’t fear the world; but a nationalist does."

You can read the English version of the interview that I gave to Handelsblatt today here:

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Nationalists paint a picture of a past that never was as beautiful as they claim, says Frans Timmermans

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More than half a century ago, on this day in 1948 in Paris, representatives of different cultures, traditions and nationalities gathered in the UN General Assembly to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Art 1. sums it up eloquently:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations

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Je suis très honoré d'avoir reçu un prix spécial du livre européen pour mon livre "Fraternité" mercredi dernier. Voici mon discours sur la puissance et le besoin de littérature.