Plenty of talk -- but no decisions
"The finance ministers did not see anything disagreeable which they would be forced to deal with . . . (The blame lies with) a combination of the stubbornness of the Germanic idea of monetary control and the absence of a clear vision from the other countries."
Jacques Delors, president of the EU Commission from 1985 to 1995.
"The fear and worry that one hears and reads about that Germany wants to dominate Europe is absurd. We stand for a certain stability and growth culture, but do this in the European spirit of Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl."