Toespraak van Eerste Minister Yves Leterme bij de opening van een nieuw waterzuiveringsstation door Waterleau
Dames en Heren,
Speech by His Excellency Yves Leterme at the Tata Consultancy Services Summit:
Mr. Chairman,Distinguished guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,I am very happy to welcome you in our Belgian – and European – capital. I am all the more happy as I value the presence of Tata Consultancy in Belgium, and the fact that, as I was told, Belgium is your third largest operation in Europe.
Toespraak n.a.v. de Grote Prijs voor het Europese Autocartoerisme aan het Weltvogelpark Walsrode
Herr Minister-President,Collega’s Ministers,Mijnheer de Ambassadeur, Mijnheer de Gouverneur,Frau Oberbürgemeister,Mijnheer de Burgemeester,Dames en heren,
Speech by H.E. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium, 100th Anniversary of the first Solvay Conference on Physics
Your Majesty,Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen‘Eureka!’, that triumphant shout of Archimedes in his bath, is probably the most widely known phrase by a scientist of any place or age. But, as the American scientist Isaac Asimov wrote, ‘Eureka’ - I found it! - is not the most exciting shout in science. He said, and I quote: “The most exciting phrase in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is : "That's funny!." End of quote. And he is quite right.
Speech by H.E. Yves Leterme Prime Minister of Belgium at the ceremony in honor of President James Earl Carter
Egmont Palace, 4th of October, 2011 Madame,Mr. President,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a always a great honor to welcome in Belgium a President of the United States of America. It is even more so when this President has been a fighter for peace, and successfully so, not only during his Presidency but long afterwards.
Speech by H.E. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium at the Asset Congress
Ladies and Gentlemen,A long time ago, when the United States of America were still young, there was an exhortation to young people: Go west, young man, go west. At that time, there were still enormous open spaces to be conquered and settled and developed.Today, I’d like to say to young Europeans: go east, young lady or young man, go east. Go east, not to conquer and settle and develop large open spaces, but to watch what is happening there.
Speech by H.E. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium at the presentation of Liège Expo 2017
Het gesproken woord teltMinisters, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me thank you for being here tonight. I would like to add to what Minister Vanackere just said that we very much rely on you to be – for once – our ambassadors in your country.And I am glad to be here to help you in this job. As you may know, I have been from the very beginning an enthusiastic supporter of this project.
Toespraak van Zijne Excellentie Yves Leterme Eerste Minister op het galadiner van de CCOJB
Mijnheer de VoorzitterDames en Heren in uw titels, graden en hoedanighedenRabbi Moshe Leib van Sassow onderwees zijn aanhangers als volgt:“Ik leerde eens uit een gesprek tussen twee dorpsbewoners hoe wij werkelijk onze naasten moeten liefhebben. De eerste zei: Vertel mij eens vriend, hou je van mij? De andere: Ik hou heel veel van je.De eerste zei daarop: Weet je dan, mijn vriend, wat mij verdriet doet? De tweede: Hoe kan ik nu weten wat jou verdriet doet?
Toespraak van Yves Leterme op de herdenking van 11 september 2001 in Brussel
Monseigneur en Mevrouw,Excellenties in uw titels en hoedanigheden,Dames en HerenMonseigneur et MadameExcellences dans vos titres et qualitésMesdames et MessieursWe all remember the date of 9/11. But just remembering is not enough. We must realize what happened that day, why thousands of innocent people were killed, maimed, made homeless. Because only by remembering well can we work on a future from which this kind of senseless killing will be banned.
Speech by Yves Leterme at the opening of the Embassy of Belgium in Israël
Mr. Mayor, Ambassadors, Consuls, Presidents of the Belgian-Israeli Associations, Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Members of the Belgian Embassy, Ladies and Gentlemen,This is my first visit to Israel and I have decided to put a special emphasis on the bilateral relations between our two countries. These relations are based on strong people to people connections, a sound economic basis and regular exchanges in the academic and cultural field.