Franciscus "Frans" Timmermans (born 6 May 1961) is a Dutch politician and diplomat who currently serves as the First Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Commissioner for the portfolio of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Juncker Commission from 1 November 2014.
Quote: "Diversity is now in some parts of Europe seen as a threat. Diversity comes with challenges but diversity is humanity's destiny. There is not going to be, even in the remotest places of this planet, a nation that will not see diversity in it's future. That's where humanity is heading and those politicians trying to sell to their electorates a society that is exclusively composed of one culture are trying to portray a future based on a past that never existed--therefore that future will never be."
2015.11.24 up until 2015.11.31
Quote: "If there is no future for Jews in Europe, there is no future for Europe. [...] Taking away the Jews from Europe is taking away Europe’s soul. It has been done before. The answer that we call now European Union and European integration was an answer to that threat. That is why we have European integration. Not for economic reasons but to avoid the mistakes we Europeans collectively made in the past."
“Any society, anywhere in the world, will be diverse in the future — that’s the future of the world,” Timmermans said. “So [Central European countries] will have to get used to that. They need political leaders who have the courage to explain that to their population instead of playing into the fears as I’ve seen Mr Orbán doing in the last couple of months.”
Tweeted: "The future o/t world is diversity. To fight diversity is like trying to unscramble scrambled eggs [...] It makes a mess. Let's embrace diversity"
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