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Alexander Stubb


Finnish politician and was Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2008–2011 and a Member of the European Parliament with the European People's Party 2004–2008.
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Alexander Stubb
"I had always regarded language as more a question of utility than identity. Therefore, I promptly noted that all the (EU) meetings should be conducted in English and French. My older colleagues laughed. Later I understood why. On the second day of the Finnish presidency (of the EU) a German delegation refused to participate in an informal ministerial meeting because no German interpretation had been arranged."
Stubb quotes
"Call me the “stan” man. Or have you ever been to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizia or Kazakhstan. Give it eight weeks and I will have done them all. "
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