"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
The European Commission is presenting a package of reforms clarifying citizens’ rights, to promote what it calls “Social Europe.” It includes draft
There has been high drama in Turkey on the day its governing party was put on trial and forced to fight for political survival.
Ahead of the
The 35th summit of the South American regional trade bloc Mercosur has got underway in the northern Argentine city of Tucuman.
As the flags of France and the European Union flew side by side, on the first day of Paris’ Presidency of the bloc, French leader Nicholas Sarkozy
Coffee shop owners in the Netherlands have been protesting against a smoking ban which came into effect today. It is now illegal to light up in
European stocks ended Tuesday’s session down 2%, their lowest close since October 2005.
Investors are nervous at the possibility of more bank
Little more than a year after she disappeared, there is confusion over whether the hunt for the missing British child Madeleine McCann will
Oil production world-wide will rise more slowly than previously predicted over the next five year according to the latest forecast from the
The number of people out of work in Germany fell by a bigger-than-expected 38,000 in June according to the Federal Labour Office. The jobless total
UBS shares have fallen again as the credit crunch mauled Swiss bank failed to address the markets concerns about further possible writedowns.
The Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called on his president to reconsider his decision not to sign the Lisbon Treaty. President Lech Kaczynski
It started as a peaceful protest. But allegations of fraud in Mongolia’s elections have turned to violence.
Denouncing preliminary results
The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid climate change on earth. NASA satellite observations in Greenland show an huge loss of ice
John Galliano for Dior opened the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter show in Paris with a sumptuous collection which delved into the fashion house’s
There are around 15,000 lobbyists, or Interest Representatives to give them their official title, currently stalking the halls of European
“A knowledgable shopper is a better shopper.” That could be the motto of the European Consumer Centres Network. But how can the network actually help
France’s most senior army officer has resigned after 17 people were wounded by a soldier firing live rounds at a military demonstration.
The Netherlands has joined the ranks of countries stubbing out cigarettes. From today, smoking is banned in bars, restaurants and theatres. Several
France has begun its six month leadership of the European Union, with President Nicolas Sarkozy vowing to protect EU citizens in the face of soaring
Police in Portugal are to close the inquiry into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, according to local media reports. Two Portuguese
Tinseltown is still recovering from industrial action by writers. Now, actors are in the starring role, amid fears a pay dispute could bring the
There will be no EU subsidies for struggling German dairy farmers. That is the decision by Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel who has
Tackling global warming is a fight for the survival of humanity. That is the stark warning from the International Socialists meeting in Greece this
As of this morning, France holds the EU presidency. But as the handover took place, the French president made clear he was not disposed to
Forget about lighting up in a public place in the Netherlands. From today, tobacco is banned. Small family cafes and restaurants fear they won’t be
US military prosecutors are demanding the death penalty for a man believed to be a senior al- Qaeda leader behind the bombing of the USS Cole in
Two immediate problems are coming onto President Sarkozy’s radar as he bids to refashion the EU. Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski has announced he