"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
""Alone we wouldn't be as successful as we are with the 22 countries together""
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta
Chief Diversity Officer, European Space Agency
"It’s mainly due to drinking of water from contaminated, shallow sources. We’ve intensified chlorine spraying in the localised infection centres."
"The external public debt stock increased by Sh42.5 billion ($4,253.0 million) from Sh185 billion ($18,504.5 million) on December 2016 to Sh227 billion ($22,757.4 million) by end of December last year."
"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
"The people who made the film were very specific about the references they used in relationship to Africa. They are pulling from the best fashion and art."
"In principle - the requirement of choice, either you are with Russia or you are with the West, this is the Middle Ages."
Russian Foreign Minister
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