"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."
Thousands of Israeli settlers and their supporters have held a mass rally in Jerusalem, furious at curbs to Jewish settlement building in the West
The first EU leaders’ Council summit to be held under the newly-approved Lisbon reform Treaty means adjusting to new ways of doing things. Finland’s
Europeans believe their institutions are rife with corruption — national, regional, local and EU, roughly in that order. Eurobarometer reports that
There are sensitive policy areas over which many EU member states are loath to cede individual sovereignty, notably police and justice. Yet the
European stocks finished the day lower for a third day running with investors moving into safe-haven government bonds.
Madrid was the worst
Germany’s Volkswagen is to buy almost 20 percent of Suzuki for 1.7 billion euros.
VW Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn sealed the deal in Tokyo
Greece’s prime minister George Papandreou has vowed to do whatever it takes to reduce the country’s vast deficit as European partners increased
The man in charge of Britain’s finances has unveiled his recovery plan for the UK economy.
In his pre-Budget report Alistair Darling admitted the
Revised figures show Japan’s economy grew at a far slower pace in the third quarter than previously thought as capital spending fell.
In Greenland, the changes in the climate over the years are evident: icebergs are getting smaller, the winters are shorter. But not everyone is
Albania is stepping up its campaign to join the European Union.
The drive behind the effort was evident at a massive rally in Tirana yesterday
The message was loud and clear from eco protesters in Copenhagen – if global temperatures rise by two degrees, people will die.
France has denied that it paid for what is claimed to be stolen information on suspected tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts.
It comes after
With the aim of determining whether and how quickly polar ice caps are shrinking, the European Space Agency will launch CryoSat-2.
It is a special
Martin is a man on a mission – to bring the fresh produce of the countryside into the heart of the city.
Four years ago this agricultural engineer
Belgium inventor Marcello Fieni has created a scooter that runs on petrol made from recycled cars. After 3 years of research, he has something to
The Turner Prize, now in its 25th year, is arguably the world’s most recognised award for contemporary art. 49 year old Richard Wright scooped the
Star of international cinema Emir Kusturica, is a guest at this years film festival in Marrakech.
Born in 1954 in Sarajevo, he is a filmmaker
A “Ghost forest” has been set up next to the Danish parliament. It designed to be a stark reminder of the threat faced by rainforests, the lungs of
Authorities in Iraq say the number of people killed from a series of bomb blasts in Baghdad on Tuesday is much lower than previously reported
“Talk Planet is an exciting new concept that gives our viewers the power to ask the questions. Host Monica Pinna will be dashing around Copenhagen
There are conflicting reports about whether an Israeli soldier being held by the Islamist group Hamas is about to be freed.
Egypt has been trying
Iraq is promising to boost security; Washington said its military strategy will not be changed.
Leaders in both countries have condemned a series
The rift between rich and poor nations has widened at the climate change summit in Copenhagen, as a leaked draft document has infuriated developing
There is a new twist in a Franco-Swiss financial controversy.
A newspaper has fresh claims about a list obtained by the French government of
Spain says it is treating as credible an audio tape from an Islamic group which claims to have kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania
Russia and the US are going head to head in the Hague over Kosovo’s 2008 unilateral declaration of independence.
Arguments over its legality are
On December 8, the French city of Lyon’s St Jean Cathedral is dressed in light.
It marks the start of a procession which lies at the heart of
There are many ways to get your message across at UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Some campaigners even dressed as trees to call for emissions rather