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John Bruton Quotes

The European Union is the world’s most successful invention for advancing peace.
John Bruton
Peace, Successful, Union

European investment in Texas alone exceeds all U.S. investment in China and Japan put together.
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Alone, Together, Investment

It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs.
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Others, While, Nuclear

One cannot have economic growth without security.
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Cannot, Growth, Security

But our system of regulation must keep up with this. If it fails to keep up, it will hold back economic expansion. We need financial market regulation that works at national and European level.
John Bruton
Keep, System, Hold

The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
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Common, Situation, Terrorism

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
John Bruton
Work, Often, Together

Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate, and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly.
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Work, Happen, Willing

The time horizon may be too long for sole reliance on market solutions – but perhaps the inventiveness of the financial services industry will prove me wrong that point!
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Time, Wrong, Point

The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada and Japan, combined.
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Countries, Canada, Japan

A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would destroy all economic confidence.
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Confidence, City, Economic

If the EU and the US can cooperate successfully on regulating financial markets, everyone else will follow.
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Everyone, Financial, Follow

Ireland has a role to play in making the E.U. united and strong.
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Strong, Making, United

Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history.
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Peace, History, Since

States can be deterred by the fear of retaliation; non-state organisations cannot by deterred at all.
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Fear, Cannot, States

That’s where my job comes in. Getting the E.U. and U.S. to agree.
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Job, Getting, Agree

The E.U. is the world’s fastest growing democratic body.
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Body, Growing, Democratic

The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free.
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Free, Grow, Economy

The U.S. – E.U. economic relationship dwarfs America’s economic ties with China.
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America, Economic, China

U.S. companies earn more from their investments in the EU than in the rest of the world combined.
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Rest, Companies, Earn

U.S. companies rely on the European market for more than half of their global foreign profits.
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Half, Market, Foreign

When the E.U. and the U.S. agree, other countries follow.
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Follow, Countries, Agree

Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy. They link consumers who want to invest their savings for a good return with companies who want to borrow on best terms for expansion.
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Good, Best, Act

Indeed, American companies make three times as much profits from their investment in one E.U. country, Ireland, than they do from all their investments in China.
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Times, Three, Investment

Of course the EU and member states must work to ensure that people moving from one country to another understand their obligations and their rights in areas like health, road safety and further education.
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Work, Education, Health

Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states, even states like North Korea.
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Far, Dangerous, States

The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees.
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Freedom, Respect, Cannot

We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy.
John Bruton
Work, Freedom, Here

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