"“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
In this edition of The Brief From Brussels: the future of the Iran deal and the latest on the Brexit negotiations.
David Davis and Michel Barnier gave a news briefing on the latest round of talks which have come to an end in Brussels.
British finance minister Philip Hammond has rejected calls to start spending on plans for a "no deal" Brexit as a way to put pressure on the rest of the European Union
Could the British government's decision to trigger Article 50 be reversed?
May calls for a "unique and ambitious economic partnership" with the EU after Brexit
The EU is stepping up talks with the Labour party amid fears Theresa May will step down before Brexit.
state of the union
In this edition of State of the Union: Following the referendum in Catalonia and the robust police force used by the Spanish authorities, the
Honoring Mahatma Gandhi, the father of modern India, and dealing with Narendra Modi, the country’s current Prime Minister.
At their 14th summit in
The Brief: a roundup of the events driving the discussion at the heart of the European Union
The EU is not ready to talk trade with Brexit Britain, MEPs said on Tuesday, unless a “major breakthrough” is made.
The European Parliament voted
In the aftermath of the Catalonia referendum, the European commission encouraged parties to attempt at dialogue.
The Commission also stressed that
This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from the EU’s de facto political capital.
In this episode: the UK and the
Both sides involved in the intricate negotiations arranging the UK's withdrawal - or "Brexit" - from the EU have welcomed a "new dynamic" in the negotiations.
The European Council President welcomes a change in tone from the UK over Brexit, but says sufficient progress has not yet been made.
Theresa May welcomed her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar to Downing Street on Monday in a bid to revive the stalled Northern Ireland executive assembly
British politicians Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for a Brexit transition following her speech to
The British PM spoke in Florence ahead of a fresh round of Brexit negotiations next week
What did we learn from the British prime minister's address?
The UK prime minister Theresa May has appealed to EU leaders to be positive over Brexit in a speech in Florence.
A big day for Britain, but the EU was also closely watching what Theresa May had to say in Florence about Brexit.
The prime minister attempted to