„It is impossible to build Europe on only deregulation...1992 is much more than the creation of an internal market abolishing barriers to the free movement of goods services and investment... The internal market should be desgined to benefit each and every citizen of the Community. It is therefore necessary to improve workers' living and working conditions, and to provide better protection for their health and safety at work... Europe needs you.“
— Jacques Delors
Speech to the British Trades Union Congress (8 September 1988), quoted in The Independent (9 September 1988).