"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."
This week’s meeting of EU interior ministers revealed the huge division between member states. They only managed to formally adopt an existing
NATO on Thursday confirmed that it would bolster its presence in eastern Europe to counter a perceived Russian threat against its Baltic members
Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids in several countries. Across Belgium, France and Germany, more than 20 people have been arrested
More than ten thousand people have taken part in Gay Pride in Hungary’s capital Budapest.
People of all ages came to call for greater tolerance
The stench of decay and the spreading of disease is fast becoming the main concern for authorities in areas affected by the worst floods to hit the
Bosnia says more than a quarter of its four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory.
More than 40
The streets are rivers. Most people have left.
Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade, has been devastated by
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia.
In Bosnia, army helicopters rescued dozens of people
About 1,000 homes on the River Thames were evacuated on Tuesday with thousands more at risk from flooding.
It comes as heavy rains have left some
It is turning out to be the wettest English Winter in 250 years.
On Monday, the River Thames burst its banks after reaching its highest level in
Onlookers watching rough seas at Gijon off Spain’s Asturian coast were forced to run for their lives when a huge wave crashed down upon
Heavy snow has stranded scores of drivers in Serbia as exceptionally bad weather hit central and eastern Europe.
Strong winds caused deep snow
Flood waters are beginning to subside in the eastern German city of Magdeburg. Just one day before, 23,000 were forced to flee as a nearby dam burst
It has been called the ‘flood of the century’. The river Elbe has turned vast swathes of German towns into what looks like a huge swamp. The force of
Soldiers in Hungary are preparing their defences. The Danube has crossed the country’s borders threatening its worst floods. The waters are expected
The flooding in Central Europe continues to submerge parts of cities and swamp agricultural land. In the eastern German region around Dresden, people
Floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe.
The irony is that while the weather is clear, run-off means that river levels
Severe flooding in central Europe is continuing to cause havoc with the high water expected to reach record levels.
A dozen people have already
Days of heavy rain have forced emergency services to work round the clock trying to evacuate residents from flooded villages in the Czech
At least 12 people have been killed in severe flooding that has swamped a large part of central Europe.
The high water is now shifting north from