My Favorite Quotes
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 Friso Abbing - “The new regulation does not say New immigrants can come to the EU, or you don't have to work and we'll give you more rights, even if you're living at the expense of our tax payers.”
 Friso Abbing - “We need to know exactly what is happening and what we're talking about, and I pledge my full transparency and coming back to you as soon as we know more of this information to inform you of that and any possible -- if necessary -- steps the European Commission would need to take,”
 Friso Abbing - “At this time we do not have any specific suspicion.”
 Friso Abbing - “This development today means justice and home affairs ministers are willing to accept a legal process that will let all branches of government decide the issue.”
 Friso Abbing - “We have no comment. We will wait for the investigation to finish.”
 Friso Abbing - “We, as obviously everybody, are very concerned about the developments in Mauritania and in particular about the loss of life in the Atlantic Ocean between Mauritania and the Canary Islands.”
 Friso Abbing - “Relations are really good right now. Maybe the bombings in Madrid and London have brought the two continents together.”
 Friso Abbing - “The statements by both the Romanians and the Polish authorities are crystal clear. At this point in time, we do not have any suspicion of anything else going on.”
 Friso Abbing - “The Copenhagen criteria are rather clear. I don't think the existence of secret prisons would be compatible with that.”
 Friso Abbing - “As far as the treatment of prisoners is concerned ... it is clear that all 25 member states having signed up to European Convention on Human Rights, and to the International Convention Against Torture, are due to respect and fully implement the obligations deriving from those treaties.”
 Friso Abbing - “I think the statements by the Romanian and Polish authorities are crystal clear. All of those official declarations deny the existence of such possible prisons. We do not see any reason now to ask for further clarification at this point in time. Having said that, we will continue to monitor the situation.”
 Friso Abbing - “All EU citizens should benefit from the Visa Waiver Program, just as all U.S. citizens benefit from visa-free entry into the European Union.”
 Friso Abbing - “The EU executive will at technical...level find out what the truth is in these stories, ... In that sense, we will check the accuracy of those reports..then further define our stance.”