"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Talks described as difficult between the EU and the US on sharing air passenger data should nevertheless produce a deal before it expires in June
Out with the old, in with the new. In a bid to boost energy security, Lithuania wants two new nuclear reactors to be up and running within the next
With relations between Lithuania and Russia fragile, the Baltic state is hinting that it could join Poland in blocking talks on a new EU-Russia
The Chechen parliament has applauded the election of the Republic’s new President: a 30-year old accused by his critics of kidnap and murder. Ramzan
He has won the backing of parliament but Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has little time to relish his triumph. Looming on the horizon are
There is confusion over the fate of some 15 foreigners whose reported kidnapping in Ethiopia sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity. The tourists
United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari has been in Vienna for a meeting of Serbian and ethnic Albanian leaders to discuss the future of Kosovo
There has been progress in the drawing up of new sanctions on Iran aimed at stopping its nuclear programme, a top US official has said. The agreement
Left-wing activists occupied the headquarters of the ruling Christian Democrat party in Copenhagen in a follow-up to Thursday’s street
The Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, is facing a second vote of confidence in as many days. But commentators believe the division in the lower