""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
The lawyer for Catalonia’s sacked leader has solid experience defending political pariahs.
He’s represented Basque and Kurd separatists, and helped
A look back at the key moments of 30 historic days
Spain's chief prosecutor calls for rebellion charges to be brought against Catalan leaders
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont gets legal counsel in Brussels.
Could Belgium offer asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and his government?
The rumour is doing the rounds in Brussels.
José Manuel Maza charged them with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds
Huge pro-unity rally marks start of intense week in Catalonia
They refuse to be the silent minority
Thousands of protesters gathered in defence of Spanish unity in the Catalan capital
A central government spokesman advised Carles Puigdemont to stand in December's regional polls
Catalonia is sure to challenge Madrid's takeover by launching a case in Spain's Constitutional Court, an expert told Euronews
People of all ages joined the march in the Spanish capital to show support for the government
About 1,000 pro-unity supporters gather at Madrid's Plaza Colon
A broadcast message from Carles Puigdemont asked Catalans to resist Article 155 in a peaceful manner
Carles Puigdemont refuses to recognise the sacking of Catalan regional government
Revellers celebrated long into the night in Barcelona
The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored in Catalonia, after the region declared independence from Spain.
The Spanish Senate is expected to trigger Article 155 of the country's constitution
Spanish PM Rajoy fires government of Catalonia
It’s been a historic day in Spain today as the country’s Catalonia crisis plunged to new depths.
Here is how the day unfolded in