Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] For the occasion - and to be bold, I am not a diplomat, as many people are aware - this applies quite often to politics as well. Politicians have to keep in mind to act on behalf of the changing values of a generation and work in their spirit to prepare the grounds for the new generation. If politicians ‘replicate’ and promise the past, or ‘decorate’ the present with one-liners and void ideas, we are missing the opportunity to give the new generation a kick start into the future.