"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."
A German voter asks:
“What, concretely, do you see raising citizens’ interest for the European elections?”
“I’m Pervenche Beres
The European Union and China will try to reestablish firm relations at a summit this Wednesday — being held in place of one which Beijing cancelled
Campaigning in Bulgaria has officially begun for the European Parliament elections, coming up in little more than two weeks. The Gallup institute
Continental has settled a dispute with unions over the closure of its tyre making plant at Hannover Stoecken.
It will cut back its heavy vehicle
European shares closed at their highest in more than four months.
Banks were boosted by the hopes that the sector is
getting ready to rid
Dutch state-controlled bank ABN AMRO is to lay off between 4,000 and 5,000 people and reduce its costs by up to 1.3 billion euros as it fully
Investor sentiment in Germany has risen to the highest level in nearly three years.
The survey by the ZEW economic institute found investors and
Could it be pay back time for the some of the bailed out big banks in the US?
New York-based Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are
Driving forward with his plans to merge Fiat and Opel, the Italian carmaker’s boss Sergio Marchionne has been trying to persuade the main German
It is the scandal that keeps on giving. The row over expenses abuses by members of the British parliament has for the last two weeks filled the
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been undermined by another corruption case ruling. Judges in Milan found that a British lawyer had lied
The US is promising further commitment in Bosnia and the Balkans. Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Sarajevo, 14 years after the end of Europe’s
Director Pedro Almodovar was the toast of Cannes on Tuesday with the showing of his latest movie, Broken Embraces, a hot favourite for the Palme
Sri Lankan television has been showing what purports to be the body of Tamil Tiger Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the man who led one side in Asia’s
For the first time in more than 300 years a speaker of the British parliament has been publicly forced out of office.
Michael Martin says he will
After the resignation of Britain’s parliamentary speaker, Prime Minister Gordon Brown called a news conference. He promised reform of the
Hydrogen is the most abundant gas in the universe and hydrogen-powered cars only emit water vapour. In principle therefore, hydrogen could be
Anne Aghion’s new documentary, “My Neighbour My Killer”, is in competition at Cannes Film Festival. The production follows a series of open-air
The Mawazine music festival in Rabat, underway this week, has attracting around a million people. Warda has been a major star on the Arabic music
President Mahinda Rajapaksa marked victory over the rebels in a weekend battle with an address to parliament. He told the country it had liberated
Palestinian negotiators have voiced disappointment after the first meeting between the US and Israeli leaders.
President Obama repeated his
A political crisis in Britain over MPs expenses looks set to claim a high-profile casualty.
Several British media are reporting that the speaker
Bosnia and Herzegovina
US Vice President Joe Biden has launched a new diplomatic drive in the Balkans with a visit to Bosnia, where political tensions appear to be rising
As good as new — that is the verdict on the Hubble telescope after astronauts completed a difficult task to repair and refurbish the star-gazing
Sri Lankan state TV has broadcast images of what it claims is the body of the leader of the recently defeated Tamil Tiger rebels.
It comes after
Signed in December 2007, the Lisbon Treaty will only be implemented once it has been ratified by each EU member. The aim is to modernise Europe by
EU citizens should now find it a lot easier to shop around Europe for the best price on a car, thanks to a reduction in the paperwork needed to
The Sri Lankan government has now declared “total victory” over the separatist Tamil Tigers after the killing of their leader.
Serbia and Montenegro have agreed to forge closer ties seven months after the two countries fell out over Kosovo. Relations between the two former