"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
There is anger on the streets at the Moroccan border of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla. Activists have started a week-long blockade to
The Spanish government has come under fire from the opposition over the handling of a diplomatic dispute with Morocco.
Tensions are running high
Rafah crossing into Gaza is bustling today after the Eygptian authorities opened it yesterday after three years.
Opening Rafah effectively ended
A mountain pass between Georgia and Russia has reopened in a rare sign of cooperation between the former Soviet neighbours.
The Verkhny Lars border
Frontex is the EU agency charged with patrolling the EU’s exterior borders, and today it was beefed up with more powers as Brussels tries to staunch
The European Union foreign ministers have agreed to unfreeze an interim trade agreement with Serbia.
Diplomats said this marks a breakthrough in
The EU is lifting visa requirements for the people of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia in time for them to visit friends and family in the bloc this
325 kilometres of barbed wire is a physical symbol of the hostility and distrust that has existed between Turkey and Armenia for over a century
While Europe’s leaders have been relishing peace and friendship in the years since the Second World War, behind the scenes Italy’s Prime Minister
North Korea has agreed to re-open its border with the South and allow tourism and family reunions again.
The deal to open the border was secured
The prospect of free access across EU borders has come a step closer for people from Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
The three Balkan states
Tough luck for tourists as Italy tightens its borders. For the next two weeks, Italy is suspending the Schengen Agreement, which abolished border
Just where is the boundary between Croatia and Slovenia? The question has been a divisive one for the two countries for years. With Croatia
The free circulation of people but not necessarily of goods will now be the norm in Switzerland. The Alpine nation has always had strict limits on
The border patrol in Switzerland is still hard at work but it is no longer business as usual with major changes in force from today. Routine passport
Switzerland is joining Europe’s passport-free travel zone. It has opted for membership of the Schengen zone marking an immediate end to obligatory
Angry demonstrations have been held at Erez, the main crossing point into the Gaza Strip from Israel.
Aid workers are protesting at being denied