Jacques Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France

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Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.

The friendly, humble, soft but vivid light of the iron man who, in the dark depths of the jail, in the abyss of totalitarianism, never weakened.

The only thing [the attacks] have achieved is to strengthen even further a sense of solidarity that prevails among the 13 nations represented here.

The world is not only a market. Our societies need rules. The economy must be in the service of man and not the reverse.

These unacceptable acts, these barbaric acts that always attack innocent people.

Those who perpetrate [violence] now risk punishment at the hands of the International Criminal Court.

We are in a situation that is extremely precarious.

We must stop the spiral of barbarity and take away from this regime the means to conduct such operations.

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.

That is the red line that is our limit.

the friendship and the co-operation between our two countries.

The only thing they (the English) have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease.

The Zagreb summit underlines the determination of the European Union in its fight for democracy, peace and reconciliation on our continent.

They missed a great opportunity to shut up.

Those who want to sow violence of fear, they will be arrested, judged and punished.

We are pulling in the same direction.

We need to respond in a strong and quick way to the unquestionable problems that many inhabitants of the deprived neighborhoods surrounding our cities are facing.

Secondly, as far as we're concerned, war always means failure, ... Everything must be done to avoid war.

The actions carried out by Milosevic will not triumph... Barbarism cannot have the last word. Justice must really win in the end, and the criminals will have to defend themselves.

The full truth must come out about these unjustifiable acts.

The president is delighted with Saddam Hussein's arrest.

There are currently no bombs capable of functioning on the French rail network.

They sent an unmistakable signal of freedom... which in turn made closer European integration possible.

Tireless champion of the emancipation and unity of the African continent.

We are sure they (contacts) will resume as quickly as possible because we have many issues to discuss with the Israelis.

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French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France