''Reforms were difficult for Estonia and the many Eastern European nations that
went through the process, yet political leaders need to understand that it is the
right thing to do. I know what you are experiencing, because 12 years ago, I was
there. I understand the challenges and obstacles but you must go forward and
just do it!''
Eric Jansson, journalist who served for nine years in eastern Europe for the
Financial Times, dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur and other news organizations.
John Willman, then-Chief Leader Writer and Deputy Editor, The Financial
Times, UK and speaker at the International Leaders Summit
Ivan Miklos, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Slovak Republic, International Leaders Summit