He won't be allowing his name to go forward any further.
It is good news that death sentences against the medical workers have not been confirmed. We hope today's decision can lead to a rapid and fair settlement to all concerned.
The EU is leaving no stone unturned to try to secure the release of the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian medic.
We never forget the suffering of those affected by the Benghazi tragedy, and we are pleased that progress has been made over recent days towards the setting up of a fund to help improve support for families.
Half was not paid because benchmarks had not been met.
We support the freedom of expression but respect [the differences] between cultures.
If the situation gets more complicated then obviously for us it will not be easy to deal with it.
What we're able to announce from Sunday is daily radio programming, covering both news and more feature-style material, covering both developments in the EU and Belarus. And for TV, a weekly half-hour program covering the same kind of agenda.
In effect the EU will pay electricity bills for them, direct to the utilities concerned, including in Israel, and not to the Palestinian Authority.
There is no intention ... to undertake any formal restrictive measures that could hurt the population as a whole.
We are hoping to be able to conclude consultations on the action plans for all three countries of the South Caucasus as rapidly as possible, and consultations up to this point have gone very well. We've just completed the second round - - the first was held just before Christmas -- and we are making very good progress. We are narrowing down the number of topics that still have to be tackled.
The EU will need to develop some new strategy, some new measures, some new decisions. While this decision-making process is under way ... we are adopting a policy of maximum prudence.
While this decision making process is underway, as is fitting for the commission, we are assuming our responsibilities and we are adopting a policy of maximum prudence.
We do hope that there can shortly be a government of national unity and that the installation of the government can contribute to greater stability in the country.