""There are still too many people who are left out of that recovery and acceleration of growth.""
IMF Managing Director
"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""Inequality is not inevitable, it's not like the weather. It's a policy choice.""
Oxfam’s head of policy on inequality.
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
The ousted Catalan leader is wanted in Spain on charges of rebellion and sedition
Twenty-two Belgian police officers injured, city centre shops looted, and cars burned.
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In this edition of State of the Union: the UK faces fresh EU pressure over its Brexit divorce bill, as the clock ticks towards possible launch of
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: Belgium’s prime minister says he won’t interfere in any extradition proceedings, as pressure mounts over
As pro-independence supporters held a general strike across Catalonia, there is political tension in Belgium over the self-imposed exile there of Carles Puigdemont
Belgian PM Charles Michel says he won't interfere in any extradition proceedings after the arrival of Catalan leaders in his country.
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: the fallout of the Catalonia crisis strains relations between Belgium and Spain; and EU finance ministers
Belgian interior minister comments stoke tensions
The Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont has handed himself into the authorities in Brussels following a European arrest warrant issued by Spain
The exiled Catalan leader is the subject of a European arrest warrant issued by Spain
The legal ball is now in Belgium's court as it decides how to apply the European Arrest Warrant to the runaway Catalan leaders.
Brussels says the ousted Catalan leader may be detained soon for questioning
A protest in Brussels denounced the bloc's failure to react to the jailing of sacked Catalan ministers
As Carles Puigdemont faces a legal battle what has happened to the rest of the Catalan government?
Right wing parties had planned visit to Molenbeek to witness 'Islamification' of Europe.
Obstacles can get in the way of the process
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the daily top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Catalonia crisis: The Spanish state prosecutor has requested an European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a court
Catalan's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont will reportedly ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region's push for independence, according to his Belgiun lawyer.
Carles Puigdemont said he would return home "immediately" if a fair judicial process was guaranteed.