"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 rule of law holds sway throughout Europe, and all its people can expect it. Beyond the EU’s frontiers, in Kosovo, EULEX, the European Rule of Law
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German unemployment rose for a seventh month running in May, though the increase was much smaller than expected. However that was partly due to
With talks on saving carmaker Opel in limbo, the European Commission has called a meeting of the region’s trade and economy ministers. Officially it
OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna have decided to leave the group’s oil output unchanged. It will stay at 24.85 million barrels per day as the
General Motors continues to move towards bankruptcy protection from its creditors, but has now persuaded its major bondholders to accept an improved
“Hi, my name is Alexia and I’d like to know what Europe is looking at doing to ensure that the rights of Roma people are respected in each of the
At least 10 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a series of bombings across Pakistan. In the bloodiest attack, a double explosion at a
Russia has inflicted a potentially-damaging blow on its neighbour Belarus, witholding a 700 million euro loan and predicting the collapse of the
The French President has outlined controversial plans to tackle growing violence in schools. They include allowing teachers to search students’ bags
It is a black book that paints a black picture: Amnesty International’s latest annual report says the economic crisis is eroding human rights
ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, could describe some of their work as “putting the universe into our computers”. Based near Madrid in
Rian Johnson’s new film “The Brothers Bloom” is a comedy about a pair of con men starring Rachael Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, and Adrien Brody. Feel-good
Chaabi – a form of traditional folk music from Magreb – is extremely popular in Morocco, and Abdellah Daoudi has been a major star in the musical
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he would resign if allegations that he had an affair with a teenage girl were true. Facing
At least 16 people were killed and four more left seriously hurt, when a bus ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in southern Bulgaria. First reports
The German government emerged from a marathon overnight meeting with General Motors disappointed that no deal had been reached to save car-maker
The military alert in South Korea has been raised to its highest level for years in the face of continuing threats and belligerence from the North
Blown off course by President Sarkozy’s wind of change, France’s Socialists have spent months arguing about how to get their ship back on track. The
The Turkish army has struck what it says is a group of Kurdish separatists after six of its soldiers were killed by a mine. Military officials say
There will be plenty of sore heads in Catalonia today but plenty more happy hearts after Barcelona’s victory in the Champions League final over
The World is watching North Korea as tensions across the peninsula heighten. South Korea is nervous following a direct threat from its neighbour if
There has been dancing on the streets of Barcelona. While football fans paraded a model of the Champions League Trophy Barcelona’s players were