"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Seven people have been killed and 14 people wounded by a gunman in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Six of the victims were from the same Roma
NATO recommends favouring civilian protection in Afghanistan over hunting the Taliban, and fast-track training for Afghan army and police personnel
NATO countries have been urged to step up their efforts in Afghanistan, to train and equip local forces in the face of a growing Taliban threat
The arrival of 2009 has special significance in Slovakia, with the country becoming the 16th member of the eurozone.
Prime Minister Robert Fico