The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.

We believe that from both a German and a Polish perspective, it is desirable for Great Britain to remain in the European Union.

That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else. Nobody thought at the time that our team would get through to the Final against Brazil. We should remember that this summer.

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests.

We will have to accept a certain degree of legal immigration; that's globalisation... In the era of the smartphone, we cannot shut ourselves away... people know full well how we live in Europe.

To grow up in the neighborhood of handicapped people was an important experience for me. I learned back then to treat them in a very normal way.

We have a duty as the state to protect our economy... We are for the protection of intellectual property.

If the euro fails, Europe fails.

Having led many negotiations with countries outside the E.U. in the past, we would never enter the same compromises and reach the same good outcomes with states that don't shoulder the responsibilities and costs of the common market.

We are a country based on democracy, tolerance, and openness to the world.

I come from a country in which I experienced economic collapse.

I see nothing that points to a recession in Germany. But I see considerable long-term tasks ahead of us that have to do with markets regaining confidence in Europe and that have a lot to do with reducing debt.

I'm someone who is very supportive of us eliminating all discrimination.

We needed 40 years to overcome East Germany. Sometimes in history, one has to be prepared for the long haul and not ask after four months if it still makes sense to keep up our demands.

We have to ensure politically that what's doable can indeed by translated into law, but what's not doable mustn't become European law. Otherwise, the auto industry will work somewhere with higher carbon emissions - and we can't want that.

When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.

There are many conflicting interests in Europe.

It's my damn duty and obligation to do everything possible for Europe to find a united path.

For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.

Controversial disputes are a part of democratic culture.

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great.

We are responsible for each other. I am trying to convince doubters. There is still work to do.

We will be very persistent when it comes to enforcing freedom, justice, and self-determination on the European continent.

Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.

The only thing the East German system taught us was that we should never do it that way again.

Spying among friends is never acceptable.

We abide by our responsibility as Germany for the Shoah.

Free access to the single market will be granted to a country which accepts the four fundamental freedoms of movement of people, goods, services, and capital.

In many regions, war and terror prevail. States disintegrate. For many years, we have read about this. We have heard about it. We have seen it on TV. But we had not yet sufficiently understood that what happens in Aleppo and Mosul can affect Essen or Stuttgart. We have to face that now.

Very early, it became clear to me that East Germany could not function.

We Germans have a special responsibility to be alert, sensitive, and aware of what we did during the Nazi era and about lasting damage caused in other countries. I've got tremendous sympathy for that.

I always wanted to know what I'd face next, even though that was maybe a bit detrimental to spontaneity. Structuring my life and avoiding chaos was more important.

Industrialised countries must take the responsibility of helping poorer countries in the climate change action plan.

Here we have the Schengen agreement, and the truth is that for years we trusted each other and set border controls on the outer borders of the European Union. And as was the case with the economic and monetary union, with this step, regarding the management of the Schengen area, we did not go all the way in terms of political solutions.

I chose to pursue a career in physics because there the truth isn't so easily bent.

Former president Wulff said Islam belongs to Germany. That is true. I also hold this opinion.

If we look at where relations between the Soviet Union and Germany were in 1945 and where we stand now, then we have achieved so much.

Whenever I was able to work with Hillary Clinton, it was a great pleasure.

There is no doubt the NATO-Russia Act should remain valid.

The markets want to force us to do certain things. That we won't do. Politicians have to make sure that we're unassailable, that we can make policy for the people.

I personally hope and wish that Britain will stay part and parcel of the European Union.

Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.

The way I lived my life, I truly wasn't an active resistance fighter.

In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction.

Ukraine must be permitted to bring their own relief supplies safely to areas in the east of the country that are controlled by the separatists.

It is always the case that when something emerges - which, of course, from the perspective of the former West Germany looks very different - then people say, 'She hasn't told us this yet' and 'She hasn't told us that yet.' I don't know - maybe there are other things I didn't talk about because no one ever asked me.

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.

Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.

At German unification, we were lucky to get so much help from West Germany. Now, we have the good fortune of being able to help each other in Europe.