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Zapatero, José Luis Rodríguez

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Le Figaro - France | 04/01/2010

Zapatero and Van Rompuy look forward to the new year

Spain took over the EU Council presidency at the start of the year. In the daily Le Figaro Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rogriguez Zapatero and the president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy are upbeat about the coming year: "The Lisbon Treaty ... opens up a new stage for the European Union, for this unique project of coexistence. ... Spain has a strong European vocation, one it has repeatedly demonstrated in the course of the past years. With this new six-month term and a new treaty, Spain can and will once more affirm this role. As presidents of the European Council and of the government of the rotating presidency, we would like the application of the Lisbon Treaty to be as diligent and rigorous as possible. In a spirit of co‑operation, we will promote the EU's new institutional order so we can address and resolve the problems that concern us all."

El País - Spain | 08/03/2006

International Women's Day

Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his Swedish counterpart, Göran Persson, propose "a European pact on male-female parity". In their opinion, "such a pact would become part of the Lisbon strategy and allow us to respond more quickly to the objectives defined within it, such as male-female parity in the workplace, the fight against salary discrimination and the promotion of female entrepreneurship. We want male-female parity to be among the criteria used in evaluating the progress of each member state with respect to the Lisbon objectives. ... Only in this way will we eradicate the inequalities that remain to this day between the sexes. Only in this way will we be able to build a Europe with a competitive economy and a flexible, modern and fair society."  

International Herald Tribune - France | 06/02/2006

On the brink of a clash of civilizations ?

"In a globalized world, in which the relationships and exchanges among different civilizations continue to multiply, and in which a local incident may have worldwide repercussions, it is vital that we cultivate the values of respect, tolerance and peaceful coexistence," Recep Tayyip Erdogan and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the prime ministers of Turkey and Spain, respectively, write in a joint opinion piece. "Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of our democratic systems and we shall never relinquish it. But there are no rights without responsibility and respect for different sensibilities. The publication of these caricatures may be perfectly legal, but it is not indifferent and thus ought to be rejected from a moral and political standpoint."

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